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