PUBLISHED: 15:56, Fri, Jan 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:30, Fri, Jan 17, 2020
Kate Middleton and Prince William wed in a lavish ceremony held at Westminster Abbey in 2011, upon marriage they became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Together they have three children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one. Their eldest son, Prince George is third in line to the British throne, so it is very likely that the young Prince will one day inherit the throne from his father, and upon doing so, what will happen to Kate? Will she have a new title and role to play?
When Prince William rises to the British throne, the Duchess of Cambridge will be elevated to the title of Queen Consort, the wife of the King, more likely to be referred to as Queen.
When the title is given to the wife of a ruling King, she would be required to take part in her own coronation celebration to honour the title.
In this role, Kate would have the same social status as the king but will not have the same political power.
The Royal Family website said: “Unless decided otherwise, a Queen Consort is crowned with the King, in a similar but simpler ceremony.
Kate Middleton: Will Prince George bestow a new title to his mother once he is King? (Image: GETTY IMAGES/PA)
Kate Middleton & Prince William have three children together,Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis,1 (Image: GETTY IMAGES)
“If the new Sovereign is a Queen, her consort is not crowned or anointed at the coronation ceremony.”
The Duchess - who is already a working member of the Royal Family - would also be given additional responsibilities to what she has now.
She will be required to support the Sovereign with his duties, as well as official engagements, but also be required to engage in extensive charity work - and be the head of charities - another thing she will be responsible for the contribution of the modernisation of the monarchy.
However, it’s very likely that Prince George will someday also become the King of Britain and once that occurs Kate’s title would change again.