Prince William, Kate’s children George, Charlotte and Louis use new last name after Queen Elizabeth II’s death


George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4, now use the surname Wales, a change from the name they have each used since birth, Cambridge.

The siblings, whose parents are Prince William and Katenow go through the titles Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales.

PHOTO: Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive for the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, September 19, 2022.

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Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive for the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in London, September 19, 2022.

Charles made the announcement in his maiden speech as king on September 9. With the title change, Kate becomes the first person to use the “Princess of Wales” title since Williams’ late mother princess Diana. Charles’ wife Camilla, now the Queen Consort, was previously known as the Duchess of Cornwall.

With the death of the Queen, William is now the heir apparent and George, Charlotte and Louis are second, third and fourth in the line of succession respectively.

PHOTO: Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk after a service at Westminster Abbey on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, September 19, 2022.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk after a service at Westminster Abbey on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, in London, September 19, 2022.

In addition, as heir to the throne, William inherited Charles’ previous title from the Duke of Cornwall and now oversees the Duchy of Cornwall, the private estate established in 1337 to provide the heir and their family with financial independence.

William, Kate and their children were previously known as the Cambridges, as the couple previously held the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The new surname for the family of five arrives just as George, Charlotte and Louis begin classes at a new school.

PHOTO: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Lambrook School, September 7, 2022, in Bracknell, England.

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Lambrook School in Bracknell, England, on September 7, 2022.

George, Charlotte and Louis moved to preparatory school in South East England after their family moved from Kensington Palace this summer in London to Adelaide Cottage, a four bedroom cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

At school, the siblings will be known as George Wales, Charlotte Wales and Louis Wales.

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