Friday, August 2, 2013

Prince George is registered

 
The Duke of Cambridge returned today to Kensington Palace to register the birth of his son, HRH Prince George Alexander Louis.  Unlike ordinary parents, who must go to the registrar's office, the registrar came to Kensington Palace.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-george/10218854/Royal-baby-Duke-and-Duchess-of-Cambridge-register-birth-of-Prince-George.html

The occupation of the parents are listed as Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.)

This should end the discussion for people who could not understand that Catherine became a princess (by marriage) when the Archbishop of Canterbury pronounced the couple as husband and wife.

I wrote this in 2011: 
http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2011/05/primer-catherine-is-princess.html


6 comments:

Carla Grey said...

Regarding titles and styles, are Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn legally princess and prince of the UK?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Yes, according to the 1917 letters patent, as grandchildren of the sovereign in the male line. But it was decided that they would be styled as children of an earl. I believe to if Charles and Andrew remained married to their wives, no divorces, etc, Edward's children would have royal titles

julaine said...

Marlene, was there an error on the birth certificate or do I have William's title wrong?. I thought William was His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis the Duke of Cambridge not HRH Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis Duke of Cambridge. Catherine's name includes the article "the". It is a small but telling difference in British titles and I was surprised to see that the birth certificate was inconsistent since Catherine's title derives from Williams's

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

It is fine because that is now they did for Charles and Diana, too. He is a prince by birth, Catherine is not so her name will be different, she won't get the princess before her name

julaine said...

I know she doesn't get the title Princess before her name because she wasn't born a Princess but shouldn't William have the article "the" in HIS title the way hers does? If not I am hopelessly confused by why and when you would insert the article in a title.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

William is not HRH Prince William etc The Duke of Cambridge, not correct. He would only be The Duke of Cambridge when listed as in Court Circular etc. It is the flow of his name. Catherine gets the The because Catherine Elizabeth Duchess of Cambridge is not correct because she is not a widow of a duke or the divorced wife of a duke. A strange use of gramnmar