After the Queen's Death: New Titles for William and Kate

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday (September 8) at her Scottish estate, Balmoral.

After the Queen's Death: New Titles for William and Kate

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday (September 8) at her Scottish estate, Balmoral. This was announced by the royal family. The monarch was 96 years old. The new king, her son Charles III, and the queen consort, Charles' wife Camilla (75), remain in Balmoral in the evening and will return to London on Friday. Meanwhile, it was announced that Queen's grandson Prince William (40), who is now the heir to the throne, and his wife Kate (40) have received new titles.

Her Cambridge titles have already been expanded to include "Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge" on her official social media presence. The title Duke of Cornwall is traditionally held by the eldest son of the reigning British monarch, with his wife holding the title of Duchess. William is the eldest royal in the top eight in line to the throne, followed by his three children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.

William could also become the "Prince of Wales" and his wife the "Princess of Wales". Prince William's late mother, Princess Diana (1961-1997), was previously titled Princess of Wales. Out of respect, Camilla had refrained from leading it. The title of Prince of Wales does not pass to William immediately upon the death of his grandmother: it must be bestowed upon him by the king. King Charles III held the title of Prince of Wales, along with the titles of Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay, until the Queen's death on Thursday.

The Queen's closest family, including her four children and Prince William, traveled to Scotland to be at the head of the family's side before her death. According to the British "Daily Mail", her grandson Prince Harry (37) only arrived at Balmoral Castle after the news of his grandmother's death.

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