- Oct 16, 2011
- United States
So is the situation this way?
Prince George of Cambridge has 2 sons; both sons marry; only 1 wife is a Princess; the other is a Duchess.
Harry's children have 2 sons; both they're wives, are Duchesses; but their children remain Lord or Lady.
So if Harry's title is Duke of Sussex.
So Harry's grandchildren are Lady Jane Sussex?
But so confusing as George V's Sons wives were:
Princess Alice, Princess Marina? Excluding Wallace Simpson.
Daughters inherit only the LADY title; even with the new succession law?
Prince George is going to be King. All his children will be HRH Prince or HRH Princess.
Only Harry's children can be HRH Prince/Princess. The eldest son will inherit Harry's Dukedom. Harry's grandchildren will be like the children of the Duke of Kent and Duke of Gloucester, the eldest son of the eldest son gets a courtesy title and then inherits the Dukedom, rest are Lord and Lady if they descend from a male line. Harry's daughters pass nothing down.
So Harry -Duke of Sussex, his kids Ron and Hermione are HRH Prince Ron of Sussex and HRH Princess Hermione of Sussex . Since Hermione is a female, no titles for her kids unless her husband has a title to pass. HRH Prince Ron will become HRH Duke of Sussex when his father dies, Ron has 2 kids: none are HRHs. The boy is Arthur, Earl of Chudley and the girl is Lady Molly Mountbatten Windsor. Arthur will become the Duke in time.
The scenario is totally different for William and George's descendants because W & G will be monarchs. Harry isn't so his descendants will follow like the Duke of Kents and Gloucesters are.
As for the spouses, Kate is Duchess of Cambridge but also Princess William. The same with Harry's wife.
Princess Marina was a Greek and Danish Princess before she married the Duke of Kent. The Queen allowed The Dowager Duchess of Gloucester to be referred to as Princess Alice to avoid confusion with her Daughter in the Law, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester. Alice wasn't a princess in her own right but was one based on her marriage. Alice was the daughter of a Duke not born a Princess.