Prince William, Kate’s kids George, Charlotte and Louis use new last name after Queen Elizabeth II’s death


George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4, are now using the last name Wales, a change from the name they’ve each used since birth, Cambridge.

The siblings, whose parents are Prince William and Kate, now go by the titles Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales.

PHOTO: Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive for the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Sept. 19, 2022.

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Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive for the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Sept. 19, 2022.

Charles made the announcement in his first address as king on Sept. 9. With the title change, Kate becomes the first person to use the “Princess of Wales” title since Williams’ late mother Princess Diana. Charles’ wife Camilla, now the Queen Consort, was referred to previously as the Duchess of Cornwall.

With the queen’s death, William is now the heir to the throne and George, Charlotte and Louis are second, third and fourth in the line of succession, respectively.

PHOTO: Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk after a service at Westminster Abbey on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Sept. 19, 2022.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk after a service at Westminster Abbey on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, in London, Sept. 19, 2022.

Additionally, as heir to the throne, William inherited Charles’ prior title of the Duke of Cornwall and now oversees the duchy of Cornwall, the private estate that was established in 1337 to provide financial independence for the heir and their family.

William, Kate and their children were formerly known as the Cambridges, as the couple previously held the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The new last name for the family of five comes just as George, Charlotte and Louis begin classes at a new school.

PHOTO: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis accompanied by their parents, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Lambrook School, Sept. 7, 2022, in Bracknell, England.

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis accompanied by their parents, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Lambrook School, Sept. 7, 2022, in Bracknell, England.

George, Charlotte and Louis moved to the preparatory school in Southeast England after their family moved this summer from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage, a four-bedroom cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

In school, the siblings will be known as George Wales, Charlotte Wales and Louis Wales.

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