To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Prince William and Kate along with their children George and Charlotte visited Cardiff. The Cambridges watched rehearsals and meet performers and crew involved in the special Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert.
During the recent engagement, Duchess Kate praised her husband of 11 years after she was reportedly approached by a royal watcher, who told her that she would one day make a great ‘Princess of Wales’.
In a clip shared by Twitter user @hellen3030, Kate responded to the royal fan: “That’s very kind of you. I’m in good hands.”
Ever since their wedding in April 2011, Prince William and Kate have always been known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple was bestowed with three titles by Her Majesty the Queen that day.
At Cardiff Castle, I captured the moment when a lady told The Duchess of Cambridge ‘You’re going to be a brilliant Princess’ and she replied looking at Prince William ‘I’m in good hands’ 💙😭🙌
🎥 Credit: Me 😃#PrinceWilliam #DuchessofCambridge #Royal #Royals #HM70 #TheQueen pic.twitter.com/TqQTx4pOfo— Fifi ❤️ The Cambridges 🇺🇸🇳🇮🇬🇧 (@hellen3030) June 11, 2022
Prince William holds the titles: Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. Kate Middleton also receives these titles as his spouse.
So since the royals hold Scottish titles, when in Scotland Kate and William go by Earl and Countess of Strathearn.
But, Kate’s title as Duchess of Cambridge will automatically change when Queen Elizabeth II either dies or steps down and Prince Charles becomes king.
When Charles becomes King, William will be the heir apparent and it is likely that his father will pass the title down to him. Therefore, he will become the Duke of Cornwall, when in England, and the Duke of Rothesay, when in Scotland, while Kate would take the same titles but as a Duchess.
Royal expert Iain MacMarthann also adds that Charles’ Prince of Wales title will not automatically be passed on to William.
He adds: ‘The title of Prince of Wales is not assumed automatically by the heir to the throne, and remains within the gift of the monarch. In the case of Charles, his mother the Queen created him Prince of Wales in 1958.
‘In the event of the Duke of Cambridge being made Prince of Wales, Catherine would automatically become Princess of Wales.’