No Cambridge Or Sussex – The Royals Have Different Titles In Scotland And Ireland. What A Surprise!

Date July 16, 2018

Recently, Prince William has been visiting Scotland to participate in the War Memorial service, attend a meeting with entrepreneurs, and give out royal medals. It turns out, no one calls him the Duke of Cambridge in Scotland.

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Instead, the Kensington Palace has confirmed via Twitter that, in Scotland, he is known as the Earl of Strathearn. What a surprise!

The fact is, married royal officials have different regional titles. But why is it so?


Scotland used to be an independent country with its own system of nobility until 1707, which is why royal titles are different there. In 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William were given the titles of Earl and Countess of Strathearn on their wedding day.


During their visits to Ireland, they take on the titles of Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus.


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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are known as the Earl and Countess of Dumbarton in Scotland, whereas their Irish titles are the Baron and Baroness Kilkeel.


The historian Colin Mayall said:

The title has had a checkered career, lying dormant for a long time. It was resuscitated by Queen Victoria but never again had the same significance as in the early days when the pro-English Earls were relevant to Scotland’s growth as a country.

Wow, what an interesting fact! Did you know about it before?

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