Princess Charlotte’s future kids are unlikely to get a royal title, but her brother Prince George’s will.
She won’t be the first exception. Princess Anne’s kids Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips don’t have HRH status — whereas Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, do.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Picture: Getty.Source:Getty Images
So Kate Middleton is a princess because she married Prince William — whereas Charlotte inherited the title as his daughter.
This file photo taken on July 17, 2017 shows Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge (L) with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Picture: AFP.Source:AFP
But, while a prince’s child automatically receives the title, a princess’ kids do not.
Lucy Hume, associate director of etiquette experts Debrett’s, told Town & Country: “Royal titles are inherited through sons, so if Princess Charlotte has children they would not automatically inherit the titles HRH, Prince, or Princess.”
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ever exceptions.
“The monarch may offer to bestow a royal title upon his or her daughter’s children,” Lucy added.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Picture: Getty.Source:Getty Images
“For Peter and Zara Phillips, the Queen offered to give them a royal title when they were born, but Princess Anne and Captain Phillips opted to decline this offer.”
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