King Charles III Gives First Speech After Queen Death
The Queen’s death also means other changes to legacy line and titles for other members of the royal family. Prince William, the King’s eldest son, is now the first heir apparent, with three children behind in order of age.
When Charles and Camilla became King and Queen, William and Catherine also automatically assumed the couple’s former principalities, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
But in his speech on Friday, the King also officially named William and Catherine Prince and Princess of Wales, the traditional title for the heir apparent. It can be a public title ceremony, similar to a The Queen organized for her son in 1969will follow at some point.
After Charles became King, the two children of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were also technically elevated.
According to royal protocols dating back to 1917, the monarch’s children and grandchildren are given the titles HRH and prince or princess, which means the children of Harry and Meghan now. Prince Archie and Princess Lillibet.
In his speech, the King made sure to mention Harry and Meghan, who moved to California after leave royal lifesays he wants to express his love “as they continue to build their lives abroad.”
He also thanked his wife, Camilla, saying he can count on her both personally and sovereignly to meet the requirements of her new role.