King Charles may give Princess Charlotte a new special title

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The little Princess is likely to be honored with a title upgrade, which is a sweet nod to a very important person in King Charles' life.

The regal title of Princess Charlotte is about to undergo a possibly significant adjustment.

King Charles III will change the 7-year-old daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate's title in memory of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

What will be Princess Charlotte's new title?

The third-in-line to the throne and middle child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, according to a royal insider who talked to the Mail Online, will be given the title of Duchess of Edinburgh, which Her Majesty held before taking the throne in 1952.

King Charles may give Princess Charlotte a new special title Max Mumby

Following the passing of his father, Prince Phillip, who held the title of the Duke of Edinburgh, in 2018, royal enthusiasts have been attentively observing that Prince Edward, the King's youngest brother, has not received the title as was anticipated for months.

However, a royal insider stated to The Mail on Sunday that Princess Charlotte is the 'favorite' one for the title:

'Discussions are underway, but the favoured outcome for the King is that this title ought to go to Princess Charlotte.'

The reason behind King Charles' decision

The source added that giving 7-year-old Charlotte the title would be a great way to remember the late Queen:

‘It would be a fitting way to remember the Queen – who, of course, had the title Duchess of Edinburgh – and a way for His Majesty to honour the line of succession.'

According to the Express, the King's action is believed to be consistent with his desire to modernise and streamline the monarchy.

‘It shows you what the King is thinking’, the source shared. ‘It’s about promoting those directly in line to the throne rather than those on the edges’.

King Charles may give Princess Charlotte a new special title Samir Hussein

Princess Charlotte broke this long-standing norm

The Prince and Princess of Wales' middle child, Charlotte, is third in line to the throne, behind her father and her elder brother George. Under this, she becomes the first princess in British history whose place in line for the throne has not been overtaken by the birth of her younger brother, Louis, in 2018.

‘Charlotte’s position is historically significant because she is the first female member of the Royal Family whose place in the line of succession will not be surpassed by her younger brother’, a source revealed.

They continued that given her constitutional significant, Charlotte 'should be given the title':

‘So it is constitutionally significant that Charlotte should be given such a corresponding title, because it is not beyond the realms of possibility that she will accede the throne if, for example, Prince George does not have children’.

When Kate became pregnant with George in 2013, the primogeniture laws were altered, granting a girl the same royal rights as a boy.

King Charles may give Princess Charlotte a new special title Max Mumby

Charlotte's status would be comparable to that of Princess Anne, Princess Royal since the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh hold two of the most senior posts in the Royal family.

Even though with the birth of her two younger brothers, Andrew and Edward, Anne lost her place in line for the crown.

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