Long live the king. the so far Prince of Walesthe longest-living heir in the history of British royalty, is already King Carlos III after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the age of 96 years. His wife, formerly the Duchess of Cornwall, now becomes queen consort as Queen Elizabeth herself stipulated earlier this year.
What implications does this have? for the rest of the royal family?
With his father on the throne, the Duke of Cambridge becomes, de factoin heir to the British crown and, with it, he will acquire new titles of nobility. Although he will not officially be Prince of Wales until his official investiture, William and Catherine Middleton already become dukes of cornwall, a title that adds to the dukedom of Cambridge held by the couple. Thus, from now on the official title of both will be “Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge”. Their children become Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis of Cornwall and Cambridge. William has also inherited the Scottish titles of Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and High Steward of Scotland.