Kate Middleton’s next royal title will be ‘bittersweet’ for William, says source

Kate Middleton was given the title of Duchess of Cambridge when she tied the knot with her other half Prince William on 29 April 2011.

The 40 year old, who recently sparked a surge in searches for wavy hair tutorials, has carried the title for over a decade now, with her children George, eight, Charlotte, six, and Louis, three, all taking on the surname Cambridge, too.

When Prince William's father Prince Charles eventually rises up the ranks to become King, he will have to let go of his title of Prince of Wales.

It's likely that as William becomes heir to the throne, his 73 year old dad will pass on the title to him, which would make his wife Kate the Princess of Wales.

The last person to hold that title was William's mother Princess Diana, who died 25 years ago in a car crash in Paris, France.

Out of use for over two decades, a source has explained that it will be a "bittersweet" moment for William if they do inherit the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales.

A source told The Telegraph: “I’m sure it’ll be a bit of a bittersweet moment. This is her [Diana’s] son and his wife, so in some ways it will be coming full circle – but it will also be a poignant reminder of what we all lost.”

It comes as Kate is said to have taken note of the Queen's tactics since being promoted to Dame Grand Cross.

In 2019, the Kate was promoted by Her Majesty for her services to the sovereign and she is now the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order.

A royal source has made it known that over the years, Kate has "observed" Her Majesty's "game plan" and "taken a lot" from her role model along the way.

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"She will be queen for a long time, and knowing her, she will have thought, 'Who is my role model here, who has done this really well? Who do I learn from to lay down and build the foundations for the long game, to stay solid, strong, calm and confident without giving up too much of myself?' I think she has taken a lot from the Queen," a source told Sunday Times' magazine.

The Cambridges' continue to make the Queen and the UK proud as many look up to them for comfort in the "future of the monarchy", another source said.

This example they have set is particularly reassuring to many after the Duke of York stepped back from royal life in 2019 over this links with Jeffrey Epstein, and the Sussexes left their royal duties behind to relocate to the US in 2020.

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Another source said: "The UK looks to them for the future of the monarchy. It's a tough role."

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