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Kate & Meghan Aren't Referred To As 'Princess' Because Of Duchess Camilla, Royal Historian Explains

Date February 19, 2019

The royal histories are always hierarchical. One happening affects all down the line. Same has happened in Duchesses, Meghan and Kate's case. Finally, it's been followed up!

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were bestowed the title of Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the Queen on their wedding ceremony on 19 May 2018. Similarly, Kate Middleton and Prince William became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. Now, someone has elaborated why marrying princes didn't make these ladies princesses.

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Effect of Camilla's title

We all call Duchesses Kate and Meghan our princesses. Why they aren't called so legally is extremely bothering many. CNN royal historian, Victoria Arbiter explains on The Royal Box that Camilla Parker Bowles could be one of the reasons.

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Interestingly, Camilla really is Princess of Wales in legal terms. But, she took the title of the Duchess of Cornwall when she married Prince Charles in 2005. And reportedly, this decision was out of respect to the late Princess Diana. Victoria went on to tell the effect on Kate and Meghan's title:

That’s why it’s Duchess’ throughout the Royal Family – because she [Camilla] is a Duchess.

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What about the Duchess Meghan's upcoming child?

For the next generation to carry a high title, both the parents ought to be from the royal family. This rule was bent by the Queen when she declared Prince William being the eldest, could title his children as Prince and Princess, But, in Meghan and Harry's case, their offspring would simply be, a Lord or a Lady. Unless Her Majesty intervenes again.

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