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All of the Royal family title changes after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

All of the Royal family title changes after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

King Charles III has taken over from her majesty, but that's not the only change to Royal titles.
9 September 2022 11:33AM

There are a lot of name changes that have already taken place after the tragic death of Queen Elizabeth II, which was announced earlier today.

The monarch passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8, at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Several royal family members will now be given new titles. Here is a list of all the changes made to the royal rankings:

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attends a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day at Westminster Abbey on May 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Charles is now formally named King Charles III, changing from his previous title of Prince Charles.

BATH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall opens Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) and Brownsword Therapies Centre on October 22, 2019 in Bath, England. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Even though Camilla is now officially the Queen Consort, most people will probably refer to her as Queen Camilla.

Before her passing, Queen Elizabeth said: "When, in due time, my son Charles becomes king, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support you have given me.”

Camilla automatically became the Princess of Wales when she married Charles in 2005. However, she had never used the title out of respect for Princess Diana, Prince Charles' late wife and mother of Prince William and Harry. Since their wedding, she has been referred to as the Duchess of Cornwall.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 3:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image supplied by St James's Palace, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California in the Garden's of Clarence House on June 3,  2011 in London. England. The newly married Royal Couple will be undertaking their first official joint tour to Canada and California from June 30th.  The trip will begin with Canada Celebrations in Ottawa and include highlights such as the Calgary Stampede and a visit to Yellowknife. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty Images for St James's Palace)

Previously known as the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William is now known as The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge. His wife, Kate/Catherine, is now known as The Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

This was reflected in their official Twitter account's name change earlier this morning. 

They are also in line to assume the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales, which had been previously held by Charles and his son William's late mother, Diana.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess's children will also follow suit. Princes George and Louis, as well as their sister Princess Charlotte, will now all be known as The Princes and Princess of Cambridge and Cornwall. 

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The rise of Charles as King also means that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children may one day become Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet, even though their parents are no longer senior royals.

It's unknown if Harry and Meghan will accept the titles for their kids or if Charles will even permit it, according to rumours.

In 2021 a Daily Mail article reported that Charles has a plan for a smaller monarchy and that his plan calls for only the heirs to the throne and their immediate relatives to get full titles.