Diana, Princess of Wales wears a charm bracelet aboard the new P&O cruise liner "Royal Princess", named in honour of her, after giving the ship its name at a formal naming ceremony
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Royal Historian Says 'Kate Is The Right Person To Be The Next Princess Of Wales'

Though the largest title change that has occurred after Queen Elizabeth II's passing was undoubtedly Prince Charles becoming King Charles III, one that has a particular public significance is Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, becoming the Princess of Wales.

Seeing how heavily that title is connected to the late Princess Diana, a.k.a. The People's Princess, it has some people debating whether Kate should have it at all.

The transition of power within the royal family is now complete.

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A King Charles III, formerly Prince Charles, takes the throne and his children adopt new titles, there's one in particular that has people really talking.

Kate Middleton is now the Princess of Wales, the first Princess of Wales since Princess Diana's passing.

It's an emotional moment for those who loved Princess Diana.

Catherine, Princess of Wales meets members of the public on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022.
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Some may wonder if Kate has proven herself worthy of the title such a beloved Princess had before her.

However, one Royal historian believes she's the perfect candidate for the job.

Elizabeth Norton is an expert on Royal Family history.

She's even written a book about England's lineage of queens titled England's Queens: The Biography.

She spoke to inews about the transition lately and her thoughts on it, saying, "This title change is really significant and Kate is the right person to be the next Princess of Wales."

She believes it's time for the title to move forward.

"The title is very much associated with Diana, and it always will be, but the time has come to acknowledge that it’s a title that continues. It doesn’t detract from Diana’s legacy if there’s a new holder, and I would think she would want her daughter-in-law to hold the title," she said.

Of course, the new King agrees.

Welcoming of their Royal Highnesses Prince William and Kate Middleton by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and Mrs Kornhauser-Duda at the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace on July 17, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. William and Middleton, from the United Kingdom are visiting Warsaw and Gdansk.
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In his first speech, King Charles III said of William, "Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, [...] With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations [...]."

Norton and many others agree that this particular title change is extremely significant.

Diana, Princess of Wales wears a charm bracelet aboard the new P&O cruise liner "Royal Princess", named in honour of her, after giving the ship its name at a formal naming ceremony
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"You would think there would have been lots of Princesses of Wales," she said, "But actually it’s much rarer for there to be a Princess of Wales than a Prince of Wales, and there haven’t been that many holders, just one or two a century. It is a title very much synonymous with Diana, and that makes this inheriting of the title particularly important."

h/t: inews