This is frequently asked a question when it comes to the Royal British family. On the wedding ceremony which we all watched on the TV, Kate Middleton went from an ordinary person to royal and got the official title, but technically she did not change her surname. In the article down below we will explain how.
Did Kate change her name?
Her royal name is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and in public princess always goes with her full name because it is strictly prohibited in the royal family to call royal`s member by his nicknames, in this case, Kate. Along with this change in marriage comes one more name switch for beautiful William`s wife. When you are a member of the royal family and your title begins with His or Her Royal Highness, it means you do not require a last name. When it comes to Kate Middleton her royal name is Her Royal Highness Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The conclusion is very simple, she keeps her last name Middleton because to the royal status.
If she must write down her last name she can use royal family name, well known Mountbatten-Windsor. She can also use Cambridge. If the royal family member does not have title status with His or Her Royal Highness they use Mountbatten-Windsor.
Do Prince William and Kate Middleton`s kids have last names?
Royal kids also do not require a surname because their parents have the royal status of His and Her Royal Highness, and in school, they will use house name, in this case, Cambridge. Prince George is signed in school as George Cambridge, and his uncle Prince Harry was signed as Harry Wales because his ex-title was Prince Harry of Wales. While he was in the army, he also uses this name. When Meghan Markle gave birth to a new royal member this spring his last name will be Sussex because this is the new title of Prince Harry.
Royal family name rules
This is a very important part of the British tradition and all the members of the British royal family must follow the set of queen`s rules.
Consult the queen when naming a royal baby
The queen must be included when it comes to naming a new royal baby. This is a very important assignment because the newborn will be a part of the history someday. The suggestion from the queen is always welcome.
Not all royals have His or Her Royal Highness status
Only the royal member who is close to the queen, work on behalf of her majesty and on the line of succession are positioned very high have His and Her Royal Highness titles.
Some titles rank higher than others
In the title rank status after His and Her Royal Highness comes dukedom title but Duke of Cornwall, Prince Charles`s royal title is higher than dukedom because he claims the right to the throne, he can be a king.