Kate Middleton's strange royal title she never uses

Kate Middleton has a royal title she was given when she married Prince William but it's very rarely used

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Kate Middleton has an unusual royal title that she was given when she married Prince William, however it's hardly ever used.

According to Town & Country, Kate Middleton became "Princess Kate" when she married Prince William, however she has never officially used the title. 

And it's likely that Kate's title will change again when Prince William becomes King, making her his Queen Consort.

Meanwhile, it's been reported that the Queen has given Kate, who is her granddaughter-in-law, a special honour that displays just how special their bond is. 

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She is said to have been given a Royal Family Order by the monarch, a special honour reserved for select women within The Firm

The honour isn't an official royal title, but it is given to members of the royal family who the Queen deems to have been of great support to her during her reign. 


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Editor of Majesty magazine, Joe Little, pointed out that the Queen giving Kate the Royal Family Order honour shows just how much she values her, in light of reports that she is relying on Kate and William to take a leading role in heading up the monarchy as she grows older. 

Speaking on the Royally Us podcast, Joe said, "It’s something that is only given to the female members of the Royal Family who have been around for quite some time and are deemed to be of great support to the Queen. 

"So, not every member, not every female member of the royal family has got it but Kate now has."

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).