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Prince and Princess of Wales update the name of their Royal Foundation to reflect their new titles

Prince William and Kate Middleton have updated the name of their Royal Foundation to reflect their new titles. 

It is now known as The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales.  

The Royal Foundation, the primary philanthropic and charitable vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, had been known as The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge since 2019. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton have updated the name of their Royal Foundation to reflect their new titles. It is now known as The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales

The Royal Foundation website now has the title The Prince and Princess of Wales on the header

The Royal Foundation website now has the title The Prince and Princess of Wales on the header

The latest name marks its fifth in 12 years. 

The foundation started life as the Prince William & Prince Harry. In 2012 it became the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. From 2018-2019, it was known as the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The change in name comes after Prince William and Kate Middleton updated their social media profiles to reflect their new titles

During his first speech to the nation, the new King confirmed the former Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be given the title Prince and Princess of Wales. 

The change was immediately reflected on the couple’s social media pages, which changed from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge. 

The change in name comes after Prince William and Kate Middleton updated their social media profiles to reflect their new titles

The change in name comes after Prince William and Kate Middleton updated their social media profiles to reflect their new titles 

Meanwhile their titles were also updated on the Royal Family’s official website, where pages for the couple were listed as ‘Prince of Wales’ and ‘Princess of Wales’.  

The prince, whose father Charles is now King Charles III, was among the senior royals who rushed to Balmoral upon hearing the Queen’s health was deteriorating. 

William has also inherited the Scottish titles the Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

Royal sources say Prince William extended an '11th-hour olive branch' to his young brother Prince Harry by asking him to join him on a walkabout (pictured) outside Windsor Castle following a phone call with his father Charles

Royal sources say Prince William extended an ’11th-hour olive branch’ to his young brother Prince Harry by asking him to join him on a walkabout (pictured) outside Windsor Castle following a phone call with his father Charles

King Charles III greets members of the public outside Clarence House, London, after he was formally proclaimed monarch by the Privy Council, and held audiences at Buckingham Palace

King Charles III greets members of the public outside Clarence House, London, after he was formally proclaimed monarch by the Privy Council, and held audiences at Buckingham Palace

The King said: ‘Today, I am proud to create [William] Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty. 

It comes as Kate said that she ‘appreciates the history’ associated with the role of the Princess of Wales but wants to create her ‘own path’. 

A source said the new Princess of Wales ‘appreciates the history associated with this role but will understandably want to look to the future as she creates her own path’.

Prince William and Kate had earlier this week updated their social media profiles to reflect their previous titles, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge

Prince William and Kate had earlier this week updated their social media profiles to reflect their previous titles, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge

The royal source said: ‘The couple are focused on deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time.

‘The Prince and Princess of Wales will approach their roles in the modest and humble way they’ve approached their work previously.’

‘With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.’

Since the 14th century the title of the Princess of Wales has been used by the wives of the Princes of Wales. However, it is a courtesy title

Meanwhile their titles were also updated on the Royal Family's official website, where pages for the couple were listed as 'Prince of Wales' and 'Princess of Wales'

Meanwhile their titles were also updated on the Royal Family’s official website, where pages for the couple were listed as ‘Prince of Wales’ and ‘Princess of Wales’

In his first televised address to the nation since the death of the Queen, King Charles III confirmed his son Prince William would inherit his title of the Prince of Wales and his wife Kate would become Princess

In his first televised address to the nation since the death of the Queen, King Charles III confirmed his son Prince William would inherit his title of the Prince of Wales and his wife Kate would become Princess

Technically, Charles’s wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, has been the Princess of Wales until now, but she has used the feminine equivalent of Charles’s Duke of Cornwall title, the Duchess of Cornwall.

The Duchess of Cornwall is thought to not use the Princess of Wales title out of respect for Charles’s ex-wife Princess Diana, who died in Paris in August 1997.

Among the younger royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s infant children will become Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet. 

In his speech, the new King paid tribute to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex saying he wanted to ‘express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.’ 

The couple also  swapped their smiling social media profile photos to their official coats of arms earlier this week in a mark of respect to the Queen.

Kensington Royal, the handle of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge changed its image – which had shown the couple beaming at one another to their official royal coat of arms. 

The  Instagram account also shared the black and white image of the Queen released by the Palace today. 

Meanwhile the royal family’s website was updated with a statement. 

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