Is Lady Louise Windsor a Princess after her parents' title change?

Last week it was announced that Prince Edward would take over as the Duke of Edinburgh with his wife, Sophie Wessex, becoming the Duchess of Edinburgh. The prestigious title change did not go unnoticed by fans, and many questioned what impact this would have for the couple's children, Louise and James.

In fact, King Charles III's decision to award his brother with the new title means that James – who was previously known as Viscount Severn – has inherited his father's Earl of Wessex title. As for his sister, Lady Louise, a Princess title could be on the cards...

Per royal protocol, the children of male descendants of the monarch automatically receive a royal title – such as Prince Andrew's children, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. However, Edward and his wife decided to do things a little differently and, like Princess Anne, reportedly left the decision of whether to take up the title to the children themselves.

This meant that, upon her 18th birthday, Louise had quite the unique dilemma on her hands – to be or not to be a Princess. As it turned out, the royal opted not to take on the title, and that decision hasn't changed since her father became the Duke of Edinburgh.

If Louise did decide the title was a good fit for her, she'd be entitled to 'Her Royal Highness' styling, like her cousins, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. However, Louise's other cousins, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips (Princess Anne's children), have never adopted these titles. What normies!

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Speaking previously about the decision not to immediately bestow her children with a fancy title, the now-Duchess of Edinburgh told The Sunday Times: "We try to bring them up with the understanding they are very likely to have to work for a living."

She went on, "Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles. They have them and can decide to use them from 18, but I think it's highly unlikely [they'll choose to]."

Erm, if Louise doesn't want her Princess title, can we have it!?

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