Queen: Princess Title for Daughter

    KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25:  Queen Elizabeth II leaves St Mary Magdalene Church after attending the traditional Christmas Day church service on December 25, 2012 in Sandringham, near King's Lynn, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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    What would the Downton Abbey clan have to say about all these changes in titles? The queen has signed a royal decree that the firstborn child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have title prince or princess. Previously only the eldest son held the prince title; a firstborn daughter would get the title of lady. The decree comes as the queen has put in motion changes to allow a firstborn daughter to inherit the throne regardless of whether she is followed by a boy. The law is likely to be changed in time for the birth of William and Catherine’s firstborn, expected later this year.

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