Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth Share a Common Name

The royals never fail to surprise us, that is for sure. It seems like we are constantly learning new things about them, and just when we think we know everything there is, new facts come to light.

The truth of the matter is that when it comes to certain things, we don’t give it a second thought. One of those things is names.

We pretty much think of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge simply as “Kate,” and Queen Elizabeth often gets referred to as “her majesty” or “the queen.” Royal baby names are pretty exciting, and most fans love the anticipation of trying to figure out the moniker when a new family member is born. 

While it is true that Kate is not a blood member of the royal family, we do know that she shares similarities with so many members of her husband’s family. This is just one of the reasons as to why she fits in so perfectly, and will someday make an excellent queen consort.

In fact, Kate already has something special in common with the queen. Let’s discuss how Kate and Queen Elizabeth share a common name.

Kate Middleton and her royal titles

Kate Middleton
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Most people have a first name, a middle name, and a last name — but the same cannot necessarily be said for the royals. Those who are born into royalty, for example often have two to three middle names, and according to Good Housekeeping, they tend to name their children in honor of other family members. Add in the titles that they use with their names, and it can be quite a mouthful!

Upon marrying Prince William, Kate herself was given quite a few royal titles. While she used to be known to the public only as “Kate Middleton,” she is now the Duchess of Cambridge. It doesn’t end there, however. When Kate visits Scotland, she is able to use the title of Countess of Strathearn, and when visiting Northern Ireland, she is titled as Lady Carrickfergus. 

The royal titles of the queen

It is only natural that the British monarch has some very important titles that she uses. Born as Princess Elizabeth of York, she became queen upon the death of her father.

So, what other titles does her majesty have the honor of using? Town & Country reports that she goes by the Duke of Lancaster, which most people do not know. She has formerly been known as Her Royal Highness, Princess Elizabeth, as well as Her Royal Highness, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh.

While some monarchs change their first name completely when they take over the throne, the queen opted not to do that when she became the ruling monarch in 1952. As if that weren’t enough to remember, what is her majesty’s official title?  Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith with the style of “Majesty.”

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth share a common name

We just discussed how royal titles are extremely important, and also a bit confusing. When it comes to names, though, there is a link between Kate and the queen that not many people know about. It turns out that Kate and the queen share a common name. Kate’s full name given at birth is actually Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, and her majesty is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary. Looks like Kate was destined to become a member of the royal family since the day that she was born, and her name, being a link to Queen Elizabeth, more than proves this.