William And Catherine Have New Titles Amid The Queen's Death
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By AMANDA LYNNE and LOUISA MARSHALL
On Thursday, September 8, Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96, and with her passing comes huge changes for the royal family. Not only has Prince Charles become King Charles III, but his son Prince William and daughter-in-law Catherine Middleton — the current Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — have received new titles as well.
William, the new heir to the throne, and Catherine will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. Royal commentator Emily Andrews notes that William and Kate will retain their Cambridge titles as well, and the couple will likely (but not surely) receive the titles once held by William's parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The title of Princess of Wales was given huge symbolic meaning by the late, beloved Princess Diana. No one has taken on the mantle since Diana, since Charles' current wife Camilla Parker-Bowles refrained from publicly using it; Kate earning the title would be a full circle moment for William, who was 15 years old when his mother died.
In light of Kate's possibility, many fans are reflecting on Diana's legacy; one Twitter user wrote that Diana "will always be The Queen in People's Hearts," while another fan called Diana "The true QUEEN that never was, she faced it so rough and nobody defended her." Time will tell if Kate will attainthe Princess of Wales title.