The official British media, the London Gazette, published an announcement made by Queen Elizabeth of England saying that if Prince William and his wife Catherine had a daughter, she will officially hold the title of princess; updating the rules introduced almost a century ago.
“All the children of the eldest son of The Prince of Wales (Charles) should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of Royal Highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honour.”
The Queen has issued a patent to change the proclamation from King George V, which states that only the eldest son of William and Kate, would have been called a prince. A girl would have only have had the title of “Lady” and would not have been known as “Her Royal Highness”.
The change was expected after Britain and the 15 other Commonwealth countries, which have The Queen as their monarch, agreed to change the rules of royal succession so that males would no longer have priority as heirs.