Once Lady Louise Windsor turns 18 in November, it will be her decision to change her title to Her Royal Highness Princess Louise. Since Prince Charles is reportedly refusing to give Prince Edward the title of Duke of Edinburgh, he may want his daughter to change things up.
"If Charles is going to play silly games over titles, Edward and Sophie might need to ensure that they use the titles their family already have," a source told the Daily Mail. "Louise is a humble teenager and doesn't act like a princess, but she is one — that's a fact."
“To be honest, Prince Charles not wanting to give Prince Edward [the title] when he becomes king has caused a stir at the Palace,” the insider claimed.
After Prince Philip died in April, Charles got the title — but once he takes the throne, it should go to Edward.
“Prince Edward firmly believes that Prince Charles has no right to take the title away from him,” the insider added.
“What’s even more upsetting for Prince Edward is that his beloved dad, Prince Philip, promised him that he’d inherit the title shortly before he passed,” the source continued. “It’s what Prince Philip wanted, but now that he’s no longer around to have a say or step in, Prince Charles is taking it upon himself to potentially deny him of the privilege.”
“To say that Prince Edward is appalled is an understatement,” the insider claimed, adding that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's youngest child “feels frozen out by Charles.”
However, it seems like Charles has not made up his mind just yet.
"All stories of this nature are speculation and no final decisions have been taken. It would be inappropriate and disrespectful to the Queen to comment on matters of accession and we will be maintaining our long-standing policy of not doing so," they said.
Sophie previously said it will be up to Louise if she wants to have a new title.
"We try to bring them up with the understanding that they are very likely to have to work for a living," she said of her children. "Hence we made the decision not to use HRH titles. They have them and can decide to use them from 18."