Following the passing of the Queen, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will be referred to as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall.
Prince William has not yet inherited the title that King Charles III, the heir to the throne, previously held as the Prince of Wales. King Charles will only bestow the title of Prince of Wales after holding an investiture meeting.
The biography on the couple’s social media pages has since been updated to reflect the most recent change and now reads: “The official Instagram account of The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, based at Kensington Palace.”
At 6.30 p.m. on September 8, Buckingham Palace issued a formal statement confirming the Queen’s passing.
The tragic news was announced a few hours after news broke on September 8 that the 96-year-old monarch was “comfortable” at her Balmoral home in Scotland, but that her doctors were “concerned” about her deteriorating health.
Once he became the monarch, Charles had the option of choosing a new name for himself, but Clarence House has confirmed he will be known as King Charles III.
Martin Charteris, her private secretary, asked Princess Elizabeth what she wanted to be known as when she became queen in 1952 at the age of 25.
The new Queen’s reply was very straightforward. “Of course, my own,” she affirmed. Her Majesty had the option of selecting a completely different name, and some kings and queens have done so since ancient times.