It will not be a worldly thing for Prince William to become king when it does. Indeed, the title of King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth will change a lot of things for the Cambridge clan. We’re not just talking about the title change, but above all about the responsibilities he will take. He will also have a new home since he will be living in Buckingham Palace. In addition, his involvement in government will be much more substantial.
Regarding titles, it is customary for each new monarch to choose a new name. If Queen Elizabeth II has chosen to keep her name, Kate Middleton’s husband is unlikely to follow suit. Recall that Prince Harry’s brother evaded this question in several interviews. However, his current name is already quite verbal (William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron of Carrickfergus). It is therefore very likely that he will choose a less complicated alternative.
Changes for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and the kids
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, Kate Middleton, 39, could be known as Queen Catherine. However, not being of royal blood, she will technically be Queen Consort. Of course, their 3 children will also have their titles changed. Prince George will likely resume the title of Prince of Wales. He will also be the Duke of Cornwall. However, for Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, they could lose their royal titles, according to royal expert Marlene Koenig.
Among the major changes, Prince William will also be more involved in government when he takes the crown. Remember that the monarch has no political power. Only, he opens the sessions of Parliament in the House of Lords. He who wears the crown also approves ordinances and proclamations. However, Prince William, 39, will not be able to create new laws without Parliament when he is king.
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