Post by Mike
If Prince William marry, will his wife be the Princess of Wales? And if
Prince William become king, will his wife be Queen?
What would Prince Henry be then if his brother become king? And what
would be Prince Henry's wife title, Duchess?
If Charles becomes King, then William' wife would become the Princess
of Wales, once William is officially given the title. If William
outlives Charles while the Queen is on the throne, she would have to
create William, Prince of Wales in order for his wife to be the
Princess of Wales. Which she probably would not do, since she would
have lost her eldest son and heir, who held the title for over 45+
Of course, the next Princess of Wales will be Camilla - if the wedding
happens, regardless of the Duchess of Cornwall smokescreen which
Clarence House seems to think we will all swallow.
Harry will more than likely be given a royal dukedom if he marries
during the queen's lifetime, or when (if) Charles or William ascend the
throne. The title Duke of York has been given to the second sons of the
sovereigns pretty consistently, but Andrew is only 45 - so my guess
would be that Harry would receive another dukedom.
Royal dukedoms in the recent past have included: York, Gloucester, and
Kent (all currently in use); Clarence (this was William IV's title
before he became King, but it carries unhappy memories of Prince Eddy -
eldest son of Edward VII); Edinburgh (in use); Connaught & Strathearn;
Albany & Cumberland (neither of these may technically be available - I
believe there was a discussion here a few months ago on them); Sussex,
Hope this helps.