Prince William, Kate's kids George, Charlotte and Louis use new last name after Queen Elizabeth II's death

Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, three of Queen Elizabeth II's 12 great-grandchildren, have adopted new surnames following the death of the late monarch.
George, 9, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4, now use the surname Wales, a change from the name they have both used since birth, Cambridge.
The siblings, whose parents are Prince William and Kate, now bear the titles Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Prince Louis of Wales.
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The children's new titles were used in the Order of Service issued by Buckingham Palace for the Queen's funeral on Monday, which was attended by George and Charlotte alongside William and Kate.
PHOTO: Prince William, Kate, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive for the funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in London on September 19, 2022. (Phil Noble/AP)
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The change comes after her parents were married by William's father, King Charles III. received the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales.
Charles made the announcement in his first address as king on September 9th. With the title change, Kate becomes the first person to hold the title "Princess of Wales" since William's late mother, Princess Diana. Charles' wife Camilla, now Queen Consort, was formerly styled the Duchess of Cornwall.
With the Queen's death, William is now heir apparent and George, Charlotte and Louis are second, third and fourth in line to the throne.
PHOTO: Prince George and Princess Charlotte walk after a service at Westminster Abbey on the day of the state funeral and funeral of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in London September 19, 2022. (Hannah Mckay/Reuters)
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Additionally, as heir to the throne, William inherited Charles' previous title of Duke of Cornwall and now oversees the Duchy of Cornwall, the private estate established in 1337 to give the heir and his family financial independence.
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William, Kate and their children were formerly known as the Cambridges as the couple previously held the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The new last name for the family of five comes just as George, Charlotte and Louis start classes at a new school.
PHOTO: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, accompanied by their parents, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Lambrook School in Bracknell, England on September 7, 2022. (Jonathan Brady/Pool/Getty Images)
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The siblings had their first day at Lambrook School in Berkshire the week of September 5, the same week their great-grandmother died.
George, Charlotte and Louis moved to the preparatory school in south-east England after their family moved from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage, a four-bedroom cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle, this summer.
MORE: Princess Charlotte wears symbolic horseshoe brooch to Queen Elizabeth II's funeral
At school, the siblings will be known as George Wales, Charlotte Wales and Louis Wales.
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