How Old Is Princess Charlotte and When Is Her Birthday?

We can all agree that Prince William and Kate Middleton have three adorable children. Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis have given us so many cute moments that royal fans just can’t get enough of the Cambridge kids.

Princess Charlotte, for example, has certainly delighted fans by already perfecting her royal wave to greet the public. It seems like just yesterday the announcement of her birth made international headlines and then before we knew it she was off to her first day of school. The young royal is growing up fast right in front of our eyes, so how old is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter today? Here’s the answer to that as well as how old her siblings are.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

When was Princess Charlotte born?

Prince William and Middleton welcomed Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on May 2, 2015. Their daughter’s official title is Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. She and her brothers were all born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.

Upon her birth, the princess became fourth in the line of succession to the British throne thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act which amended the system so that males no longer take precedence over their older sisters.

When were her siblings born?

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis | Dominic LipinskiI/AFP/Getty Images

Charlotte’s older brother, George Alexander Louis, was born on July 22, 2013. As the duke and duchess’ first child he is third in the line of succession after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge.

The princess’ younger brother, Louis Arthur Charles, was born on April 23, 2018. He falls behind Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, and Charlotte in the line of succession.

Why Charlotte’s future husband and children won’t have titles

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Princess Charlotte after the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in in Englefield, England.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge| Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images

Since Charlotte is a princess many believe that the person she marries will automatically receive a ranking title of perhaps a duke. However, that is not the case as her future husband won’t get a ranking title.

The man Charlotte ends up marrying will not have a regal title because only the sons and grandsons of the monarch receive honors such as dukedom. Moreover, some duke titles like the Duke of Cornwall are reserved only for the heir apparent. For this reason, the princess’ future children may not get any titles either.

“Royal titles are inherited through sons, so if Princess Charlotte has children they would not automatically inherit the titles ‘HRH,’ ‘prince,’ or ‘princess,’” Lucy Hume, associate director of Debrett’s, told Town & Country.

However, there is a chance that her future kids could receive some sort of lower-ranking title. That will depend on whatever the reigning monarch at the time chooses to do. Queen Elizabeth II did offer to give her daughter’s children courtesy titles but Princess Anne declined.

Read more: Is Kate Middleton Pregnant With Her Fourth Child?

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