As we all know, William and Kate belong from the British Royal Family. They are the royals. Hence, it would be safe to say that their babies would also be royal.
But, this won’t be the case with the third born of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate.
Any day now, Prince George and Princess Charlotte will have a new sibling with them. Also, like them, he or she will have an impressively long, difficult and fancy title.
Understanding the royal titles can be a bit difficult. Why? That’s because members of the family can and often do hold more than one, especially after they are married.
About the title of the new baby?
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Since the gender of William and Kate’s baby is yet to be revealed, there are two title options. They are:-
If it’s a boy, his formal title would be, ‘His Royal Highness Prince (Name) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.
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If at all it’s pretty little girl, her formal title would be, ‘Her Royal Highness Princess (Name) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.
This wouldn’t be the one the baby will go by.
While this would be the new baby’s official title, it wouldn’t be the one he or she went by. Royal historian, Marlene Koenig told us that the children’s titles are styled differently. But, only if they are a royal offspring of a Duke.
This also means that since Prince William and Kate Middleton are also the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the royal baby will be His or Her Highness (Name) of Cambridge.
But, it only gets more confusing from there.
Koeing also said the new royal will technically be born a commoner. She gave a statement saying:-
“It sounds complicated, but in the United Kingdom, the only people who are not commoners are the Sovereign and peers of the realm and people with titles like Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron”.
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Well, saying this, it could and it actually means a lot of things. It means Prince Harry is technically a commoner too, and will be one until he marries Meghan Markle in May this year. Queen Elizabeth has the option to grant Harry and Meghan new titles after marriage.