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Queen ensures Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby girl will be called Princess

Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 7:22pm IST Updated: Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 7:24pm IST | Agency: IANS
Hitherto, rules provided that a girl born to Prince William and Kate would be known as Lady, not Her Royal Highness, and only a first-born boy could get the Royal title.
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Making a significant change in existing Royal rules, Queen Elizabeth II has ensured that a daughter for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be given the title of Princess.

Hitherto, rules provided that a girl born to Prince William and Kate would be known as Lady, not Her Royal Highness, and only a first-born boy could get the Royal title, The Sun reported.

The Queen - by issuing new Letters Patent - changed the rules so that her great-grandchild, due this summer, has a title suitable for a future monarch.

The alteration was anticipated, Royal expert Charles Kidd said, adding that the amendment “seemed logical” to bring to an end the discrimination against women succeeding to the throne.




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