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Duchess of Cambridge ‘is Princess William’

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Catherine automatically became Princess William through marriage on her wedding day.

And so we’ve settled it once and for all… Royal Central was told today that The Duchess of Cambridge is also Princess William in addition to being Duchess of Cambridge.

Earlier this week, confusion arose when some members of the media were given mixed messages from the Press Offices at Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. Some received affirmations that the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t a Princess at all and others received hints that she may be a Princess suo jure.

However, Royal Central can confirm that there has been no change in title or break with precedent for the Duchess of Cambridge and that she remains (as she has been since her wedding day) Princess William of Wales, in addition to being Duchess of Cambridge.

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman told us, “Upon marriage to HRH Prince William of Wales, Catherine Middleton was entitled to use the name of her husband: Princess William of Wales, as the wife of a Royal Prince.”

This tallies exactly with what we knew before the royal titles drama this week.

In addition to this, the spokeswoman also confirmed “The Duchess of Cambridge has since her wedding day been a Princess, and it was for this reason that “Princess of the United Kingdom” was noted on the registration of her son, Prince George of Cambridge.”

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