Friday, 29 April 2011

Prince William given title of posh pub

The Prince formerly known as 'Prince William of Wales' has been given a new title, the name of a pub.

"The Duke of Cambridge has been Oxford's leading cocktail bar for 30 years.

Located in the bohemian district of Jericho, the bar is always bursting with atmosphere at the weekends, with a more chilled vibe in the week. Fresh ingredients, cool interiors and friendly staff give the Duke genuine character and style."

Visiting Oxford why not visit the Duke of Cambridge.

From Wikipedia:

"The Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge, KG, GCB, GCH, GCMG, PC (Adolphus Frederick; 24 February 1774 – 8 July 1850), was the tenth child and seventh son of George III and Queen Charlotte. He held the title of Duke of Cambridge from 1801 until his death. He also served as Viceroy of Hanover on behalf of his brothers George IV and William IV. His granddaughter, Mary of Teck, was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and paternal grandmother of the current monarch, Elizabeth II."

But one title was not enough for the young Duke, you should also address him as the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.

In full, his new title is:

His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Master of Arts.

As Wikipedia explains:

"As a British prince, William does not use a surname for everyday purposes. For formal and ceremonial purposes, the children of Princes of Wales, like the children of Royal Dukes, use the title of Prince or Princess before their Christian name and their father's territorial designation after it, so Prince William was "Prince William of Wales" and Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie use of York, per their father, the Duke of York. Such area-based surnames are discarded by women when they marry or by men if they are given a peerage of their own, such as when Prince William was given his dukedom."

So he is not Prince William of Wales anymore, we've been discarded.


Anonymous said...

Charles is the Prince of Wales, not William.

Rhys Williams said...

Anon 14:16 and because Charles is Prince of Wales, William was known as (until today)Prince William of Wales. It's all explained in my post, try reading it again.

The Red Flag said...

I should imagine that when Charles becomes King, William will inherit the Prince Of Wales tag.

Anonymous said...

"I should imagine that when Charles becomes King,"

I should imagine that hell will freeze over before that happens

Well, you gotta have a dream, don't you.