Prince William and Kate Middleton at the moment are the brand new Prince and Princess of Wales following Queen Elizabeth’s death on Thursday at age 96.

The couple, who got the title of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their marriage ceremony day in 2011, grew to become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall on Thursday.

On Friday, King Charles III, previously Prince Charles, addressed the nation for the primary time as monarch. Throughout his speech, he additionally introduced new titles for William, who’s subsequent in line to the throne, and Kate.

“As my inheritor, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant a lot to me,” the king stated, including that his eldest son then “succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the tasks for the Duchy of Cornwall which I’ve undertaken for greater than 5 many years.”

Kate Middleton is now Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall and Princess of Wales, like Princess Diana earlier than her.

Charles added that he was “proud to create” William as the brand new Prince of Wales, a “title I’ve been so significantly privileged to bear throughout a lot of my life and responsibility.”

“With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will ― I do know ― proceed to encourage and lead our nationwide conversations, serving to to deliver the marginal to the middle floor the place important assist might be given.”

The final particular person to make use of the Princess of Wales title was Princess Diana, who died in 1997. Although Camilla, now Queen Consort, additionally held the title, she didn’t use it.

Watch King Charles III’s first deal with to the UK and Commonwealth under:

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