Skip to main content

duke duchess william kate
Dominic Lipinski, pool / AP

Queen Elizabeth II gave Prince William the title of Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton the title of Duchess of Cambridge before the bride and groom's ceremony on Friday.

In addition to the dukedom, William also became the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, which means Kate will become the Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.

That makes three titles each for the royal couple.

According to The Telegraph, dukedom is the highest rank in the British peerage.

More Royal Wedding News:

Photos: Royal Wedding Balcony Moments of the Past

Photos: Royal Wedding Dresses, The Bad and the Beautiful

Photos: The Royal Family Tree

Who's Who in the Royal Wedding Party

Video: Prince Charles Break Dances (Sorta)

Follow the Royal Wedding Route

Prince William and Kate Pay Emotional Visit to Princess Diana's Grave

Prince William and Kate Middleton Look a Little Sketchy

Who Was Crowned the Most Beautiful Royal of All Time?

Women Don't Envy Kate Middleton

Could Prince William's Future Daughter Be Queen?

Royal Wedding Videos

  • bobparks

    Please dear God, let this silly Kate & Willy BS be over.

  • BTDT

    "That makes three titles each for the royal couple"

    And I'm the Duke of Earl. That and a nickle ................

  • almasearch

    Gads, what a bunch of grumps on this side of "the pond" this morning. Drink your coffee (or tea!), and be a bit grateful you have the choice to watch (or not watch) on the boob tube or internet, AND/OR the ability to read and write about the whole shenanigans.

  • Sharon

    A wee bit jealous?

  • Sandra

    Just for a little while, it's so great to have something to watch and think about that is fun and beautiful. There's very little of that sort in the world today and I, for one, welcome it! Best wishes to you, William and Cate!

  • Jimmy James

    These people are not royalty! They are imposters dressed in costumes. The monarchy ended in England many years ago. This royal family is an extravagence that British middle class can not afford !

  • Lori Walker

    Your and idiot This is what the joys of life can sometimes be And these two people will change the future of the Monarchy I loved it YOU and ignorant Every little girl dream to be a princess
    So today they watched one, so what If you were a woman you'd understand more about this for So many women and young girls

  • irwin mulberg

    May thy kingdom, when it is passed on to thee, Prince William and Princess Catherine, last a thousand years.

  • Gail Dukes

    It will be great that you will not have to watch them or read about them as much as you do.

  • maria

    don't watch it.... turn on some silly stupid comic show

  • richard

    A fifth rate power trying to impress the world. What a joke!

  • Janet Weaver

    I agree with Sandra! With all of the bad things surrounding us, tragedies worldwide, no one can deny the need for something joyous and uplifting to lift the spirits of all those who choose to be affected by goodness! I am also sure that Princess Dianna was there with her son. May God Bless them all as well as the rest of us.

  • egl1637

    If these two aren't closely related I'm not a rocket scientist.
    First cousins at the very least. Take another look. They're identical. Sick Brits. Excuse me while I puke.

  • Larry

    I thought that their titles would be "his and her grinning idiots".

  • Hman570

    I see the jackasses are up and doing well!!

  • ffeonxe

    .....alive and well, rolling from side to side, trying to make the world flat......

  • HMan570

    How nice it is to see that the ass holes aree doing well this morning!!!! If you don't like what your seeing on TV, use your remote. I know you don't read a paper so there is no need to tell you to put it down.

  • Jen

    It on every channel!

  • Lori

    @Jen - Here's an idea: Read a damn book!

  • Luci Tomlin

    It absolutely AMAZES me that some people just CAN'T/won't see something beautiful in ANYTHING!
    Being so critical about something that will not change your OWN life, (only YOU can do that) denotes a problem that has NOTHING to do with the subject being discussed! Do something to improve your OWN life, and THEN you won't have time to disapprove of OTHERS ! May Kate and William break the curse of unhappy UNIONS, and let THEIR lives be filled with love, compassion, understanding and giving! For each OTHER as well as the ones whos lives are changed because of THEIR efforts! God Bless their marriage!

Add Your Comments

  • New Users
  • Returning

If you are posting a comment for the first time, please enter your name and email address in the fields above. Your name will be displayed with your comment. Your email address will never be displayed.

Add Your Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.