Since Kate Middleton’s entry into the Royal Family, her life has been a constant reminder of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. As the Kate Middleton officially became a member of the Royal Family, her journey was immediately compared to the late Princess’.
Apart from Kate being the one to marry the future king and Diana’s firstborn, and Kate wearing Princess Diana’s original engagement ring from Prince Charles, she will also share another unique treasure from the former Princess of Wales.
Currently, Kate Middleton holds the official “Duchess of Cambridge” title. However, once Queen Elizabeth is no longer the reigning monarch, William and Kate will no longer be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Instead, they will be the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Kate will be extended the official title of “Princess of Wales.”
Born Diana Spencer in 1961, Diana was then given her first official title: Lady Diana Spencer in 1975. Once she married Prince Charles in 1981, she was minted Her Royal Highness Princess Diana of Wales.
After she separated from Prince Charles, she was stripped of her full Royal title. Rather than being referred to as "Her Royal Highness Princess Diana of Wales," she was simply called "Princess Diana." But whether or not she was stripped of her title, she was still referred to as “The People’s Princess” as she was dearly cherished by the world.
Even though Charles married to Camilla Parker Bowles after Diana, Camilla refrained from sharing the title of “Princess of Wales” out of respect. Rather, she accepted the title of “Duchess of Cornwall.”
The transition of Kate’s newest title is a bittersweet subject as it will only come to fruition byways of major transition in the Royal Family. What do you think about Kate being the Princess of Wales? How do you think Diana and Kate would get along today if Diana were still here?