Kate Middleton and Prince William immediately get new royal titles as Queen dies

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are going to go by new titles following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

Within two hours of the announcement of the Queen's death, the official Twitter account for William and Kate was titled The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

They had previously only been The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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The title changes of course also affect their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Now that he is the heir to the throne, William automatically assumes a number of titles including the Duke of Cornwall, Earl of Chester and Duke of Rothesay for use when in Scotland.

Kate meanwhile, gets the equivalent titles of Duchess of Cornwall, Countess of Chester and Duchess of Rothesay.

They are however expected to keep their Cambridge titles as additions.

At the time of writing, William has not been given the honour of becoming the Prince of Wales as that is one bestowed upon him by the monarch.

If he is to get the title it will likely come later and at his father's discretion.

Prior to the death of the Queen at 96, Prince Charles was the Prince of Wales – he is the 21st man to be given it – while Diana was the Princess of Wales.

Camilla, Charles' wife, should technically have been the Princess of Wales but out of respect for Diana turned it down.

It is understood that, were Kate to take the title of Wales, it would have been well received.

While it would have likely gone down badly with the general public were Camilla to have taken the title, it is assumed the situation will be a little different for Kate.

It is possible that taking the title could even be regarded as a tribute to the mother of her husband.

Despite being given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex by the Queen when they married, Harry and Meghan's titles are unlikely to change, The Mirror reports.

In the bio of William and Kate's Twitter account it reads: "The official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge and the Royal Foundation, based at Kensington Palace."

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