Kate Middleton Set To Inherit Princess Diana's Title

Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, will, in all likelihood, be the King and Queen of England one day. When the Queen dies, and William's father, Prince Charles, takes the throne, William and his wife, Kate Middleton, will be offered new titles. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to become the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The second man in line for the throne traditionally holds the title of 'Prince of Wales' in royal history. When the Queen dies and Charles assumes the role of King, it will most likely be offered to William, who moves up in the succession.

'Princess of Wales' is a title that would be held by the prince's wife. The last person to hold this title was William's mother, Diana Spencer. After Charles and Diana divorced, Diana was killed in a tragic car accident.

When Charles married his current wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, she declined to take the title out of respect for Charles’s first wife. Considering public attitude towards Camilla at the time, this was probably a good idea.

Diana, also known as the 'People's Princess', was beloved in the hearts of people across the kingdom. Camilla was directly blamed for her falling out with the royal family because she and Charles were having an affair for most of Charles and Diana's marriage. Many blamed Camilla for the break-up. After Diana died, Charles married Camilla, but the pain of Diana's death was still too fresh. If Camilla had taken the title, it would have undoubtedly caused an uproar, so instead she took on the Duchess of Cornwall as her title.

If the title Princess of Wales is to be given to anyone, then it only seems fitting that it will be bestowed upon William's wife. There is so much of Diana in William-- her charm, her ability to put people at ease, her compassion for those in need are all reflected in her son.

Unlike most royal men, William had the good fortune to meet Kate and choose her for himself. There were no arranged marriages, and no pushing him to be with women that the palace thought would be the most suitable match. The relationship developed natural, and he and Kate seem to have a strong bond of love that his parents sadly lacked.

Like Diana, Kate is also adored by the public. Like Diana, she is a loving and affectionate mother. She helps William uphold his mother's legacy, so it's only fitting that she will one day share the title.

William once lamented in an interview on ABC about how he wished his wife and mother could have met. “I’m just sad she’s [Diana] never going to get a chance to meet Kate,” he said.

But there is little doubt that Diana would approve. They probably would have had a lot in common. Both women married into the royal family and had to learn all the protocol that comes with such a marriage. Both have to deal with the press constantly hounding their family. Both love William, and Diana would no doubt have doted upon her grandchildren. Both women would have probably shared their love of fashion and their passion for charities.

Source: Elle
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