Princess Charlotte is the second child of the Prince and Princess of Wales and their only daughter. Her older brother, Prince George, is second in line to the throne, but she, although being the granddaughter of the current King will likely not be a working royal but would need to work for a living, according to royal experts. This is due to Charles’ wish to slim down the monarchy.
“From what I hear, the Prince and Princess of Wales want Charlotte, aged seven, to grow up with the expectation that she will get a job and not be a full-time royal,” royal expert Richard Eden told the Mirror.
“This path for the young Princess would be in keeping with her grandfather, King Charles III’s, vision for a slimmed-down monarchy.”
Charlotte is truly a special young lady whose personality shines through more and more. Many agree that she resembles her late grandmother, Princess Diana, and it seems like this resemblance is not limited to looks only. On the contrary, it looks like Charlotte also shares her grandma’s caring and loving nature.
Not only that, but Charlotte also has her grandma’s name, Diana, as her third name.
When Charlotte was born, her parents had a hard time deciding how to call her. In the end, she was named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Her first name, Charlotte, which is the female version of Charles, is a tribute to her grandfather, the King. Elizabeth is the name of the late Queen, and Diana is a tribute to the People’s Princess.
“It reminds us of how much Diana still means to William and the memory of his mother. The queen perhaps feels that Diana hasn’t been acknowledged enough, and this is a wonderful way of doing so,” Ingrid Seward, editor of Majesty Magazine, told Vanity Fair in 2015.
While many argued that Diana should have been the young princess’ first name, Richard Kay, a royal expert and a close friend to late Princess Diana, believes it would have been a huge burden on Charlotte.
“Had it been the first name, I think it would have been terrible for the child,” he told Vanity Fair. “There would have been constant comparisons with Diana, and William wouldn’t have wanted that. This way, it’s a tribute to his mother and a way of ensuring Diana is always remembered.”
Princess Charlotte is third in the line to the throne, after her father, Prince William, and elder brother, Prince George.
But besides this, she might miss on a title that her brothers will receive when and if they marry, that of a Duchess.
Queen Elizabeth gave duke titles to Prince William and Prince Harry on their wedding days. Prince William became the Duke of Cambridge (making Kate the Duchess of Cambridge), while Prince Harry was titled the Duke of Sussex (making Meghan the Duchess of Sussex).
It turns out that Charlotte could only become a Duchess herself if she marries a Duke, just like her mother.
This could now change thanks to the added amendment to the Succession to the Crown Act in 2013, which stated that a younger male air couldn’t overtake older females automatically.
“Now, with gender-equal succession, I think it would be more possible to grant a peerage to Charlotte,” royal historian Marlene Koenig told Hello! Magazine.
“Prince Louis will get one when he marries, so it would only be fair if Charlotte was named a Duchess on her wedding day. She and her children will be ahead of Louis’ line in the succession.”
Charlotte, however, can receive a title her brothers can’t. That’s the title of Princess Royal, which is awarded to the monarch’s eldest daughter, such in the case of Princess Anne. This title, however, can’t be inherited, it can only be awarded.
“It is a title that remains for life, so Princess Charlotte will have to wait at least until the death of the current Princess Royal,” royal author Duncan Larcombe told Town and Country.
As we’ve become aware so far, everything concerning revolves around tradition, and the gifts they receive and if they are allowed to accept them is another rule that needs to be followed because of tradition. So who decides which gifts the royals, including children can keep and which they need to return? That’s the King himself.
“Gifts are defined as official when received during an official engagement or duty or in connection with the official role or duties of a member of The Royal Family,” the rule guidance states.
“Official gifts are not the private property of the Member of The Royal Family who receives them but are instead received in an official capacity in the course of official duties in support of, and on behalf of The King.”
So, per the rule, it’s King Charles who owns all of the gifts given to royal family members.
Of course, being a loving grandfather the children adore, it’s certain that King Charles lets Charlotte, George, and Louis enjoy all the gifts they receive.
However, before they are allowed to take any gifts, they first need to undergo a strict security test. Firstly, they are registered on an official “gift receive form,” the Daily Record reports. Secondly, the security test proceeds and it can be handed over if it passes inspection.
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