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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s three children have started using their new surname, which they inherited when their titles changed following the death of their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, earlier this month.
Prince George, 9; Princess Charlotte, 7; and Prince Louis, 4, will now be known as Wales. Since birth, the children have used Cambridge as their surname.
King Charles III said in his maiden speech as monarch on 9 September that he wanted William, his eldest son, to be known by his own previous title: the Prince of Wales and Kate would become the Princess of Wales, who was last named used by William’s late mother Princess Diana.
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in early June.
Charles’ wife Camilla, now the queen consort, was formerly the Duchess of Cornwall.
William and Kate were previously the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
(L-R) Camilla, Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.
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William is first in line to the throne and his three children are second, third and fourth in birth order.
(LR) Then-Prince Charles stands on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in June with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William during her platinum anniversary celebration.
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George and Charlotte’s new names were used Monday in the Order of Service for the… funeral of the queen at Westminster Abbey. They were described as Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales. Louis, who stayed home for the service, becomes Prince Louis of Wales.
Their names will also change at their new Lambrook preparatory school near their home at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s children may now inherit royal titles, but nothing has been announced.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Marklea remain the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but their children Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, may inherit prince and princess titles due to their grandfather’s accession. However, there has been no announcement of a title change.