What are the new royal family titles now that the Queen has passed away?

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The death of Queen Elizabeth has sent both the royal family and the world into a period of mourning as the country’s longest reigning monarch died at the age of 96.

It also means the country will experience its first ascension and coronation in 70 years as Prince Charles becomes King Charles III.

It means he will no longer be known by his title of Prince of Wales – and that won’t be the only title to change within the royal family.

Who will get a new title after the death of the Queen, and what will they be?

What are the new titles of the royal family after the death of the queen?

Many changes have been announced regarding royal titles since the Queen’s death on September 8.

King Charles III


Queen Elizabeth II dead: what happens next?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.

She died at the age of 96 at her home in Balmoral, with her son, now King Charles, and daughter Princess Anne by her side.

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Prince Charles

Prince Charles becomes king – but he can choose his name (Picture: Getty Images)

The former Prince of Wales is now His Majesty King Charles III.

Many monarchs have chosen not to use their real names when they take the throne – King George VI was actually called Albert – but it has been confirmed that the former Prince of Wales will be known as King Charles III,

His ascension will be broadcast on September 10, when he is officially proclaimed king

Camilla, Queen Consort

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla gets a new title after Charles takes the throne (Picture: Getty Images)

The former Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla has adopted the title ‘Queen Consort’ – a move supported by Queen Elizabeth II in a hugely important intervention.

Her Majesty used her Platinum Jubilee message to support the Duchess of Cornwall as Queen earlier this summer.

She said in the written message, “I want to thank you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection you continue to give me.

“And when my son Charles becomes king in time, I know that you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own faithful service.”

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Prince William and Kate

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Prince William and Kate are Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge (Picture: WireImage)

As Charles becomes king, Prince William has also seen his titles change as he becomes the heir apparent.

He is now Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge and Earl of Chester as well as the titles Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

Wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will also see a title change when she becomes Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Chester – as well as inheriting all the female equivalents of her husband’s titles.

Their children will also be given new titles once William becomes Prince of Wales – they will be known as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis of Wales until they marry.

It is not yet confirmed whether William will inherit the title of Prince of Wales from his father.

Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex

Prince Edward will take the title of Duke of Edinburgh and his wife Sophie will be his Duchess (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

The Queen’s youngest child, Prince Edward – currently the Earl of Wessex – and his wife Sophie are also expected to see their titles changed.

After Charles officially becomes king, Edward becomes the Duke of Edinburgh – the title of the late Prince Philip – while Sophie becomes the Duchess of Edinburgh.

Obviously, on their wedding day in 1999, the couple learned that they would inherit the titles once Charles ascended the throne.

Royal family – line of succession

The line of succession has now shifted (Picture: Metro.co.uk/Getty)

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