The Daily Telegraph

All change Prince William to oversee the estate of the Duchy of Cornwall


Upon the Queen’s death, the Duke of Cambridge became the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge.

As Charles’s eldest son, he has inherited the dukedom, and will oversee the estate of the Duchy of Cornwall.

His wife will be known as the Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

They will at some stage be known as the Prince and Princess of Wales, but this is not automatic.

Prince William needs to be created so by his father – an event expected to happen in the near future.

As the 25th Duke of Cornwall, William is entitled to the multimilli­onpound annual net surplus from the Duchy of Cornwall landed estate. The income will cover the cost of both his public and private life, and that of his family.

He has also inherited the Scottish titles the Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

The new Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge will one day be known as the Princess of Wales, the first person to use the title since her late motherin-law Diana, Princess of Wales.

While Camilla, now Queen Consort, officially held the title, she did not use it out of respect for public sentiment.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are now the Princes and Princess of Cornwall and Cambridge.

They will eventually become “of Wales”.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie Mountbatte­nwindsor is now technicall­y a prince.

Similarly, Lilibet Mountbatte­nwindsor is now a princess, and would be HRH Princess Lilibet of Sussex if she chose to use a title.

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