Princess Charlotte’s ‘dramatic’ royal title change when dad William becomes king

Life as Princess Charlotte knows it "will look very different" when Prince William eventually becomes King of England, experts have said.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's daughter will go through a series of "dramatic" title changes when her grandad Charles and later her dad William ascends to the throne.

Charlotte, who turned six earlier this month and is fourth in line to the throne, could eventually inherit her great aunt Princess Anne's title according to experts – but the job comes with some very strict rules, The Mirror reports.

The Princess Royal title is traditionally given to the eldest daughter of the monarch, but it doesn't happen automatically and it is up to William to decide whether Charlotte inherits the title.

Regardless of who is king in the future, Charlotte will always retain the style of Royal Highness.

Until then, she will have a number of title changes during the reigns of Charles and William.

When Charles becomes king, she will become Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Cornwall and likely Princess Charlotte of Wales when her father becomes the Princes of Wales.

But she would lose the Princess of Wales title when William becomes king and her older brother George inherits the Prince of Wales title.

Instead, she would return to being Princess Charlotte.

Her mum Kate Middleton would become the Queen Consort, though she is likely to be referred to as Queen Catherine.

The celebrity gossip YouTube channel OSSA explained Charlotte's "future will only change dramatically when her father succeeds his grandfather as king".

It added: “When that happens life as Charlotte knows it will look very different, in fact, there is a good chance she’ll lose her titles when her dad is on the throne.

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“By the time William is King of England, his eldest son George will be Prince of Wales."

The young royal would become "Charlotte of nothing", the report added.

OSSA said: “Her right to be Princess of Wales flies out the window when her brother gets the official title of Prince of Wales because a royal lady can only be a princess if she’s married to a prince or the daughter of a prince.

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“As George’s sister, Charlotte doesn’t fit either category.”

Charlotte could become Princess Royal when William is king.

The Princess Royal title comes with a lot of responsibilities and strict rules to abide by, especially when it comes to dating.

Under ancient British law, anyone who sleeps with the Princess Royal before getting married to her is guilty of treason, which was once punishable by execution, royal expert Duncan Larcombe has explained in the past.

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He reckons it is most likely that dad William will bestow Charlotte with the Princess Royal title once she marries.

Mr Larcombe previously told Town and Country: "The title of Princess Royal is traditionally bestowed on the eldest daughter of the monarch.

"Princess Anne had to wait until 1987 before her mother the queen bestowed the title of Princess Royal on her, even though the title had been vacant since 1965."

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