New profile, new title. Following their official naming as Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Kate modified their Instagram username.
The 40-year-old married couple's Instagram bios no longer identify them as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as of Sunday, September 11. They have erased references to their previous titles, including their new ones as Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, and altered their account to @PrinceAndPrincessOfWales.
The bio states, “The Prince and Princess of Wales” official Instagram account, situated at Kensington Palace. The new page is linked from the old handle, which leads to an empty profile. The old account's 14 million followers were all instantly transferred to the new one.
After Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96, their biography was first updated. The remaining titles of the new sovereign are now held by William's father, King Charles III. At the time, their profile stated that it was “the official Instagram account of The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, situated at Kensington Palace.”
The title Prince and Princess of Wales, which is reserved for the heir apparent, was given to the two by Charles one day later.
The sovereign said in his first video speech as the king, “With Catherine behind him, our new prince and princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national dialogues, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where crucial help may be given.”
Additionally, the website for the royal family has been modified to reflect everyone's new titles. Additionally, the Clarence House Instagram was withdrawn by King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla. “There will be no more updates to this account. For information on His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, please follow @theroyalfamily, according to the profile.
The queen bestowed upon William and Kate the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge upon their marriage in April 2011. The Prince and Princess of Wales titles rank higher, thus they'll primarily be referred to by their highest-ranking titles, even if they recently became the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.
According to royal authority Gareth Russell, who spoke about the Cambridges' new titles, “It has a big emotional weight.” Princess Diana's celebrity, charisma, and humanitarian and charitable endeavors all had a significant impact on people all around the world.
Given the scandal surrounding Camilla's marriage to the current monarch, the title was never bestowed upon her, making Kate's new title all the more honorable.
The royal historian continued, “I think it is quite moving for a lot of people that the last person to have [the Princess of Wales title] was William's mother and now it is his bride. I believe it puts positive pressure on the Cambridges because it “invests that title with a particular emotional appeal to people” and “brings a lot of the… emotional collateral allure that Princess Diana had.”
On Sunday, William and Mark Drakeford, the first minister of Wales, discussed his new label. According to a statement released by Kensington Palace on Sunday, “The Prince recognized his and the Princess's profound affinity for Wales, having made their first family home in Anglesey, especially during the early months of Prince George's childhood.” The Prince and Princess want to spend the coming months and years strengthening their bonds with Welsh communities.
“They want to do their part to promote the aspirations of the Welsh people and to throw a spotlight on both the problems and opportunities in front of them,” the statement continued.