Still In Line: Royal Expert Says Princess Charlotte Will Have To Wait Her Turn For The Title Of Princess Royal

Date August 13, 2018

Before 2013, the succession of the throne of England was primarily determined by gender and proximity to the ruling monarch by birth. By that rule, Prince Louis would have moved Princess Charlotte down to fifth place with Prince George, Prince William and Prince Charles coming before her.


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With the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, Princess Charlotte makes history as the first royal to keep her position after the birth of a male royal in line for the throne. However, all other royals were bumped down a notch.

When Prince William becomes King, the order of succession will change. But some royals like Princess Charlotte are unlikely to automatically inherit new titles.


The eldest daughter of the ruling monarch holds the title of Princess Royal. Now, the honor goes to Anne, Princess Royal. Royal expert and author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, Duncan Larcombe, revealed to that the title will not be passed on automatically.

It is a title that remains for life, so Princess Charlotte will have to wait at least until the death of the current Princess Royal.

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Even then, Prince William (or King William?) would still have to decide if his daughter would have the title or not. The current Princess Royal had to wait twenty years before Queen Elizabeth II gave her the title in 1987.

Little Princess Charlotte may not have a royal entourage of her own, but many observers have noticed she has the airs and graces of a royal. The delightful child even has her own wave she pulls off with precision, just like Her Majesty.


The little Princess has little to worry about as the older royals navigate the intricacies but in good time, she would also learn the ropes and come to understand her place in the hierarchy.

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