Princess Charlotte may snag another royal title


As any royal aficionado knows, Princess Charlotte is, as the name suggests, a princess. But did you know there’s another title Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter may take on?

Yes, there’s a higher echelon of princessdom and it comes with the title of Princess Royal. As royal expert and author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, Duncan Larcombe told Town and Country, “The title of Princess Royal is traditionally bestowed on the eldest daughter of the monarch.”

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Princess Anne (67), Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest daughter, is the current Princess Royal, but once she passes away, the title may be transferred to Princess Charlotte. But it’s not entirely up to Princess Anne when Charlotte will gain the title. In fact, the transference of this title doesn’t happen automatically and it’s up to Prince William if and when she’ll assume the prestigious moniker.

Larcombe explained, “Princess Anne had to wait until 1987 before her mother the queen bestowed the title of Princess Royal on her, even though the title had been vacant since 1965.”

It’s likely, however, that William and Kate will bestow Charlotte with the Princess Royal title once she marries. Why? Because British tradition says that anyone who gets, um, intimate with the Princess Royal before getting married shall be sentenced to death.

For the sake of everyone involved, let’s hope they wait until little Char’s royal wedding.

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