New title, new profile. Prince William Princess KateAfter changing their Instagram name, they changed it King Charles IIIThey are officially referred to as Prince and Princess of Wales.
The married couple, who are both 40, is no longer listed on Instagram as the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge. They’ve changed their handle to @PrinceAndPrincessOfWales and removed mentions of their lesser titles, including their new titles of Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.
“The official Instagram account of The Prince and Princess of Wales, based at Kensington Palace,” the bio reads.
The old handle will be removed from the profile and people will be redirected to the new page. All 14,000,000 followers of the old account were automatically moved to the new page.
After Queen Elizabeth II’s death at the age of 96, their bio was changed for the first time on Thursday, September 8. William’s father became King Charles III, which transfers the new sovereign’s other titles to his son. “The official Instagram account of The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, based at Kensington Palace,” their profile revealed at the time.
Charles officially dubbed them the Prince and Princess Of Wales the following day. This title is reserved for the heir apparent.
“With Catherine 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,” the sovereign stated in his first video address as the monarch.
The royal family‘s website has also been updated to reflect everyone’s new titles. King Charles and Queen Consort CamillaTheir Clarence House Instagram account has been retired as well. “This account is no longer being updated. Please follow @theroyalfamily for updates on His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort,” the bio reads.
William and Kate keep their titles as Duke and Duchess, which they were given by Queen Elizabeth when they got married in April 2011. Though they also recently became the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince and Princess of Wales titles rank higher, so they’ll primarily be referred to by their highest-ranking monikers.
“It has a huge emotional weight,” royal expert Gareth RussellOnly told Us Weekly about the Cambridges’ new titles. “Princess Diana had such a great impact across the world with both her charisma and her fame and also her humanitarian and charitable activities.”
Camilla never took on the title due to the controversy surrounding her marriage to now-king, making Kate’s new title even more of an honor.
“I think it is quite moving for a lot of people that the last person to hold [the Princess of Wales title] was William’s mother and now it’s his wife,” the royal historian elaborated. “I think it puts a good kind of pressure [on the Cambridges] because it brings a lot of the … emotional collateral charisma that Princess Diana had … and invests that title with a certain emotional appeal to people.”
William spoke about his new label with Wales’ first minister Mark DrakefordSunday. “The Prince acknowledged his and the Princess’s deep affection for Wales, having made their first family home in Anglesey, including during the earliest months of Prince George’s life,” Kensington Palace said in a statement on Sunday. “The Prince and Princess will spend the months and years ahead deepening their relationship with communities across Wales.”
The statement added: “They want to do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people and to shine a spotlight on both the challenges and opportunities in front of them.”