Princess Charlotte's future title
Many members of the royal family are granted specific titles during their lifetime, and these titles can change as the line of succession is updated. While Prince George and Prince Louis are expected to take on important senior royal roles, Princess Charlotte is also likely to inherit a title with a significant royal history.
The Princess Royal title
Princess Charlotte is in line to receive the prestigious Princess Royal title. Currently held by Princess Anne, this title is usually given to the eldest daughter of a monarch. Throughout history, there have been seven Princess Royals.
Waiting for the title
It's important to note that a future recipient of the Princess Royal title may have to wait if the current title holder is still alive. When King George V died, his daughter Mary was the Princess Royal. As the next monarch, King George VI couldn't pass the title on to Princess Elizabeth because Mary was still using it.
Passing on the title
The Princess Royal title goes back to a reigning monarch when the title holder dies. It is then up to the monarch to bestow the title on their daughter, if they have one. When Princess Anne passes away, the title is likely to be given back to the current king and bestowed upon Princess Charlotte when Prince William becomes king.
Title changes for Charlotte's brothers
Prince George and Prince Louis could also receive title changes when their father ascends the throne. Prince George will be in line for the Prince of Wales title, while Prince Louis could potentially gain a dukedom, such as the Duke of Cambridge or Duke of York.