Princess Charlotte Is Set to Inherit a Unique Royal Title

But she'll have to wait a while.

In addition to maybe getting the title Duchess of Edinburgh, thanks to a request from the late Prince Philip, Princess Charlotte is also in line for another title, according to Marie Claire. The publication notes that she'll one day get the title Princess Royal, which is the honorific currently carried by Princess Anne.

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The title generally goes to the "eldest daughter of a monarch," which is why Anne has it now. But, because royal rules can be old and dusty, they only allow for there to be one Princess Royal at a time. So, that means Charlotte will have to wait until Anne vacates the title when she passes. So far, there have been seven Princesses Royal. The first was Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria, according to The Sun.

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Anne wasn’t given the title of Princess Royal until 1987, when she was 36 years old. For Charlotte to receive the title, Anne would have to die and Charlotte's father, William, would have to be the king. That means King Charles would also have to either die or abdicate the throne. 

When all that happens, Prince George will receive the Prince of Wales title, and his younger brother, Louis, will probably get either the Duke of Cambridge or the Duke of York title. Of course, all of this could change if King Charles III has his way and streamlines the monarchy and gets things down to "core members."

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