Why Princess Charlotte's kids won't have royal titles

The two-year-old royal might be a princess – but her children likely won’t be [Photo: Getty]

Princess Charlotte is a royal through and through – but due to the way royal lineage works, her children probably won’t be.

When the Kate Middleton married Prince William, she took on the royal title of Duchess. When their first child was born, Prince George carried the same title. But while Princess Charlotte is very much a princess – her children will most likely never have royal titles.

Prince George, however, will carry on the royal lineage when his children are born. Wait, what?! How can one child carry a royal title title while the other does not? This rule dates back to the birth of the British lineage. When it comes to royal titles, grandchildren born to the son within the monarch will carry the title of prince or princess, but those born to royal daughters do not.

The rule explains why the daughters of Prince Andrew are princesses, however Zara Philips, daughter of Princess Anne, is not. The only way this rule could possibly change is if there was an event that overtook the British lineage.

It may seem sexist – and that’s because it kind of is. However, the monarch is slowly becoming more inclusive. In 2013, there was a change of royal law that ensured Princess Charlotte would not be overtaken if her parents were to give birth to another boy.

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