London, May 01 (ANI): Prince William's wife Kate will now be called as Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge and not Princess Kate.
William was given a dukedom, the highest rank in British peerage, on his wedding day by the Queen, and will be known from now on as the Duke of Cambridge.
He also became the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, and Kate the Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus - though the titles are expected to be used only rarely, mainly in Scotland, where they met and fell in love, and Northern Ireland respectively.
According to protocol, Kate will be called Princess William of Wales rather than Princess Catherine or Princess Kate, because she was not born with royal blood, reports the Daily Mail.
Instead she adopts her husband's first name, like Princess Michael of Kent did when she married the Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent.
All titles are gifts from the Queen, but Her Majesty conferred them following private discussions with her grandson, 28, and his bride, 29. (ANI)
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