PRINCESS CHARLOTTE will be bestowed with a special royal title once Prince William becomes King and mother Kate becomes Queen, a report has claimed. The six-year-old royal princess already holds a very grand royal title. Not only is she styled as Her Royal Highness, but she is also officially known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, thanks to her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
However, it is likely that her father Prince William will one day become King. According to MirrorOnline, when this happens, it seems that Charlotte will be in line for a unique royal title – even grander than her current one. That title is Princess Royal, which is traditionally given to the eldest daughter of the monarch.
The title was first introduced to mimic the French royal title of Madame Royale back in the 1600s. The current Princess Royal is the Queen’s only daughter Princess Anne, who was given the title in 1987.
However, royal expert and author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, Duncan Larcombe, told TownandCountrymag.com: “The title of Princess Royal is traditionally bestowed on the eldest daughter of the monarch.
“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.” Studying in St Thomas’s Battersea, the £21,000-per year private school near Kensington Palace in London, eight-year-old Prince George and six-year-old Charlotte kicked off their Lent term on Tuesday following a break for the holidays.
Despite their royal status, Prince William and Kate Middleton have always made a point of treating school as a private area so that their children can grow up in as pressure-free an atmosphere as possible. Princess Charlotte started Year 2 in September, where she learned the same core subjects as George and the extras like music and ballet.
She is known by a different name in her school – Charlotte Cambridge.The young royal already loves to take dance classes, and her school has a large ballet room with a live pianist. Similarly, her older brother sister Prince George is known as George Cambridge at the school and when he is old enough to attend, it is like Louis will go by Louis Cambridge.
The tradition was also adopted by their dad Prince William, who took the surname Wales in school and in the military thanks to his father’s title of Prince of Wales. Prince Harry also opted for the Wales surname.