Catherine Middleton officially becomes the new Princess of Wales after the Queen’s passing. On September 9, after Queen Elizabeth II passed away the new King Charles III formerly known as Prince of Wales addressed the nation for the first time as a monarch. The King in her speech declared Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Cornwall and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall, as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The title was formerly famously held by King Charles’s former late wife and William’s mother Lady Diana Spencer. However, it seems like now Catherine has some pretty big shoes to fill
Catherine Middleton bestowed the title after twenty five years
After Lady Diana Spencer tragically died in a car in Paris in 1997 the title ‘Princess of Wales’ was passed on to King Charles’s current wife Camilla. However, Camilla chose to not use the title and is known as Duchess of Cornwall. But finally after twenty five years the title was bestowed to someone. It’s indeed a bigger responsibility for Kate to fit in her mother-in-law’s shoes considering how loved and celebrated personality the late Princess was.
On 9th September, while King Charles III was addressing the nation for the first time as a sovereign he said ,” As my heir William now assumes the Scottish titles which meant so much to me. He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades”.
So by the king’s words we can completely understand that William will be the next king. He then declared him as the ‘Prince of Wales’. As his majesty said,” today I’m proud to create him Prince of Wales to whistle comri the country whose title I’ve been so greatly privileged to bear during much of my life and duty”.
He later on declared her daughter-in-law Catherine as the Princess of Wales. He continues,” with Catherine besides him our new Prince and Princess of Wales will I know continue to inspire and lead our national conversation…”.
His Majesty also gave his ‘love’ to his other son and daughter-in-law Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Megan, Duchess of Sussex. He wish them luck on ” continue to bulid their lives overseas”.