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The three children of Prince William and Kate Middleton have started using their new surname, which they inherited when their titles changed after the death of their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month.
Prince George, 9; Princess Charlotte, 7; and Prince Louis, 4, will now be known as Wales. Since birth, the children have used Cambridge as their surname.
King Charles III said in his maiden speech as monarch on 9 September that he wanted William, his eldest son, to be known by his own previous title: the Prince of Wales and Kate would become the Princess of Wales, who was last named used by William’s late mother Princess Diana.
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Charles’ wife Camilla, now the queen consort, was formerly the Duchess of Cornwall.
William and Kate were previously the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
William is first in line to the throne and his three children are second, third and fourth in birth order.
George and Charlotte’s new names were used in the Order of Service for the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday. They were described as Prince George of Wales and Princess Charlotte of Wales. Louis, who stayed home for the service, becomes Prince Louis of Wales.
Their names will also change at their new Lambrook preparatory school near their home at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle remain the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but their children Archie (3) and Lilibet (1) may inherit the titles of Prince and Princess due to their grandfather’s accession. However, there has been no announcement of a title change.