Posts Tagged ‘Royal Titles’

Why I still call the Duchess of Cambridge ‘Kate Middleton’

Every once in a while, I’ll get a comment questioning why I still call the Duchess of Cambridge “Kate Middleton” even though she hasn’t been “Kate Middleton” since April 29, 2011. I’ve explained it in the comment section before, but since the subject was brought up again recently I thought I’d take a more in-depth look at the topic for a couple of reasons: 1) So I have something easy to point to if the question ever arises again; 2) Because every few months since I started calling Sofia Hellqvist “Princess Sofia” I’ve been questioning why it was so easy for me to switch names for her but not for Catherine; 3) I’ve been thinking about writing a titles clarification post for a couple months since I saw a comment on another site complaining about the way people write certain royals’ names; 4) I recently read an article trying to explain why people still call Catherine “Kate Middleton” and think their reasoning was incorrect (at least for me). So I thought I’d kill fours birds with one article and write up my personal thoughts on the subject.

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Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist: marriage banns and new title

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist held their marriage banns today at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm. The entire Swedish royal family came out: King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel and Princess Estelle, and Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill and Princess Leonore; as well as Sofia’s family.

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