Saturday, December 18, 2010

Will the Prince and His Bride Become Duke and Duchess?

Since Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton was announced, there has been much speculation about which titles the Queen will give them after their marriage.
Mandrake can disclose that the 28 year-old has, however, let it be known that he would prefer to remain Prince William rather than be made a duke.
"He says he was born Prince William and wants to continue to be known as that," says a courtier. "He wants Kate to become Princess Catherine."
This presents a thorny dilemma for the monarch, however, as princesses, traditionally, receive their titles through birth rather than marriage.
If Prince William is not given a new title, his 28-year-old bride will, automatically, become Princess William, not "Princesss Catherine". Although his late mother was often referred to as "Princess Diana", her correct title was the Princess of Wales. After her divorce, she became Diana, Princess of Wales.



  1. Good for William! He definitely has a lot of his mother in him!

  2. I hope they will be given titles. William is most definitely like his mother.
    Personally, I don't think William has aasked the Queen to style Catherine as Princess Catherine. He's modern but also a traditionlist. In the end, I believe William will accept a Dukedom.

  3. I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to titles and such...I would like to see him created Duke of Cambridge, Sussex or something of the sort.