Britain’s King Charles has bestowed the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales on his eldest son William and daughter-in-law Kate, passing on the titles that he and his late wife Diana previously held. Charles, who became Prince of Wales in 1958, automatically became king on the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth.
Delivering his first speech to the nation since the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth, Charles said he was proud to make his heir William the Prince of Wales, a title Charles had held since 1958.
Mr. William and Ms. Kate, both 40, have taken on central roles within the royal family in recent years, appearing regularly in public and increasingly taking their three young children to events such as the queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this year. Ms. Kate appreciated the history associated with the title but would seek to create her own path as Princess of Wales.