Kate Middleton Described As 'Princess' On Prince George's Birth Certificate

14/08/2014 16:32 | Updated 22 May 2015

Oh no! New royal mum Kate Middleton has been describe as a "princess" on Prince George's birth certificate and not a duchess. The whole world is totes up in arms about it.

kate middleton described as a princess on royal baby birth certificate

There was much confusion all over the internet last week when the new prince's certificate of birth was publicly released because K-Middy's occupation was listed as "Princess of the United Kingdom".

Two questions spring to mind upon seeing this. 1) Is being a princess a JOB? 2) Isn't she a duchess?

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Anyway, everyone was baffled etc. But guess what? Apparently you can be a princess and a duchess at the same time so it's all okay and everyone can bloomin' well calm down.

There's a rule in the British monarchy meaning a wife (in this case Kate) gets given the equivalent of her husband's rank, unless her own rank is higher.

Titles are just a matter of differentiating royals from all the other, er, royals (past and present) with the same names.

ERGO William is a prince and a duke and Kate is a princess and a duchess.

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