Kate Middleton is more commonly known as the future Queen of England, however that’s far from reality.
While the Duchess is an eminent part of the royal family, contrary to popular belief, she will not become the Queen.
As dictated by royal tradition, once William succeeds as King, Kate will automatically become Queen consort.
This is different in a way that she will not be known as the Queen of England in the same way Queen Elizabeth II is now.
This is because she is not part of the direct line of succession and will become a monarch through marriage.
It is widely believed that Kate will then be referred to as Queen Catherine when her husband is King.
Buckingham Palace’s official website states, “Unless decided otherwise, a Queen consort is crowned with the Kind, in a similar but simpler ceremony.”
The same happened with Prince Philip, when Queen Elizabeth became the sole ruler of England in 1952.