Prince William Becomes Duke of Cambridge

  April 29, 2011 at 3:05 am by

Upon the marriage of her grandson, Prince William of Wales, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Cambridge.

This will make his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after today’s wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The official statement read,

“The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.

Prince William thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of  Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.”

It is custom in the British Royal Family for a marrying Prince to receive a Peerage in conjunction with his wedding, if he does not already hold one.

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3 Responses to Prince William Becomes Duke of Cambridge

  1. Peter Christian OAM says:

    Interesting to note the return of this Dukedom.
    In the past it belonged to the family of ther late Queen Mary.


  2. Emmanuel Sant says:

    The last one Duchess of Cambridge,if not mistaken, interested herself in lot of charities,although she was’nt rich. We pray the the present Duchess of Cambridge will follow suite

  3. jeph says:

    so is she also a princess or only a duchess? when charles assumes the throne will her status elevate for her to be a princess?

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