Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, is poised to be given a new title when Prince Charles becomes king. As Prince William will become the heir to the throne, he is likely to take on The Prince of Wales title.
This would make Kate the Princess of Wales, a title last held by Princess Diana before her death in 1997. A source has told the Telegraph this will be “bittersweet” for William. They said: “I’m sure it’ll be a bit of a bittersweet moment.
“This is her son and his wife, so in some ways, it will be coming full circle – but it will also be a poignant reminder of what we all lost.” William married Kate in 2011 in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey which attracted attention worldwide.
But William once opened up on a disagreement he had with the Queen over what he should wear for the wedding. She was not keen on his desire to wear a frock coat he had adorned in previous royal engagements.
William eventually backed down, wearing the red tunic which has since featured in countless photos, postcards and other memorabilia.
William said in an interview with ABC in 2012: “What I really wanted to wear was the Irish Guards frock coat.
“We had a couple of discussions on this matter but, as I learnt growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother. What she says goes.” However, he and Kate were still allowed to break a few royal traditions in their grand wedding ceremony, as reported by The Mirror.
William and Kate were allowed to draft their own guest list with the support of the Queen.
The Duchess has marked a number of milestones recently – her 40th comes after she celebrated 10 years of marriage with Prince William in April.