King Charles announces William and Kate the new Prince and Princess of Wales

by Khryzztine Joy Baylon
Sep 10, 2022
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King Charles III (left) bestows on his eldest son William and daughter-in-law Kate Middleton the titles Prince and Princess of Wales.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab @NBC News YouTube/@duchesscatherineofbritain Instagram

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton will take on the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales following the death of Prince William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, 96, on Thursday September 8, 2022.

Read: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Prince William's father King Charles III, 73, officially announced their new titles in a national televised speech earlier today, September 10, 2022.

Read: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19; whisks wife away to Scotland

The King said that he is proud to make his eldest son and heir William the Prince of Wales, a title he had held since 1958.

"Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty.

“With Catherine [Kate] beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the center ground where vital help can be given."

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The royal couple have three children, namely, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.

The Princess of Wales title was used by the late Princess Diana, ex-wife of King Charles and mother of Princes William and Harry.

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Diana was a popular figure who was under constant media scrutiny since her wedding to King Charles and even after their separation in 1992 and divorce in 1996.

She died at the young age of 36 in a car crash in 1997.

Read: Prince William remembers his late mother Princess Diana: "I still miss my mother every day."

KING CHARLES HONORED HIS LATE MOTHER QUEEN ELIZABETH II

During his first nation address, King Charles didn't forgot to honor the late Queen:

"I pay tribute to my mother's memory and I honor her life of service.

"I know that her death brings great sadness to so many of you and I share that sense of loss, beyond measure, with you all."

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King Charles also promised that he will continue his mother's promise and legacy.

"As the Queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the Constitutional principles at the heart of our nation.

"And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavor to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life "

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King Charles III (left) bestows on his eldest son William and daughter-in-law Kate Middleton the titles Prince and Princess of Wales.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab @NBC News YouTube/@duchesscatherineofbritain Instagram
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