Why Princess Charlotte won't automatically be crowned 'Princess Royal,' according to 'T&C'

Rodolfo Vieira
Aug 13, 2018
04:54 A.M.
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Although she is already a Princess, little Charlotte will have to wait her turn if she wishes to inherit the title of Princess Royal once her father becomes King.


Much like the rest of her family, the 3-year-old, who was born on May 2, 2015, will see her status increase when Prince William inherits the throne, but she depends on several factors to become Princess Royal.

According to Town & Country, Charlotte will have to wait considering that the title is already being used by Queen Elizbeth's eldest daughter, Princess Anne.

The little piece of knowledge was shared by Duncan Larcombe, a royal expert and author of Prince: The Inside Story, who pointed out that the title of Princess Royal is 'traditionally bestowed on the eldest daughter of the monarch.'

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Once William is crowned King, his wife and current Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will become Queen, while Prince George will retain his title but move up in the line of succession.



Charlotte, on the other hand, will have to wait until Princess Anne passes away to inherit the title of Princess Royal, but even then she will have to hear her father's decision.

Despite Princess Anne's eventual death, it will be up to William to determine if and when his little girl will be given the title. In fact, Princess Anne also had to wait for her turn when it comes to the being Princess Royal.

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She was given the title back in 1987 by her mother, but the title was vacant for 32 years, since Princess Mary, its previous holder and daughter to King George V and Queen Mary, passed away in 1965.



As reported by the news outlet, Charlotte is still too young to be aware of her future responsibilities, and the implications of having such a title, as well as the strict rules.

According to Lacombe, once he becomes King, William might wait for Charlotte to tie the knot before giving her the title since the British law dictates that any man who sleeps with the Princess Royal before they are married is guilty of high treason, with the punishment being death.

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