What Happens To The British Monarchy After Queen Elizabeth?

What Happens To The British Monarchy After Queen Elizabeth?

Queen Elizabeth is going to leave the British Monarchy in a very different state than the one that existed when she became Queen so many years ago. Read on below to learn more about what will transpire when the sad day comes that Queen Elizabeth leaves this mortal coil.

The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Cornwall. There are so many royal titles that counting them all would take a lifetime. Everyone and anyone related to the royal family are either dukes or duchesses or knights or unicorns. Whatever the case may be, each one of them has a special moniker. But where does it all come from? Who makes these things up and what do they mean? Well, to answer the first question, it comes from none other than Queen Elizabeth herself. You see, she has the power to hand out titles like a meth dealer hands out crystal. The system is known as peerage – the reigning monarch decides who gets what and it’s really interesting.


King George VI gave Prince Philip the title of Duke of Edinburgh. After renouncing his Greek and Danish titles, Prince Philip had to take an infamous backseat to Queen Elizabeth. There’s not something known as King Consort, so if Prince Philip were king, he’d outrank the Queen. Therefore he is a prince – one title ahead of being a duke – but he’s also a duke, because the royals enjoy naming everyone a duke of something.


Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, will eventually become King Charles when the Queen passes away. The title will then pass along to Prince William. Why? Well, according to those in the know, the Prince of Wales title is always bestowed on an heir apparent. The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, is known officially as the Princess of Wales, but due to the horrific connotation with Princess Diana, the Duchess of Cornwall did away with the title.

What Happens To The British Monarchy After Queen Elizabeth?


As soon as Charles becomes king, Camilla will lose her title and become Queen Consort. Although this is supposed to happen, the chances are nil that she would resort to this tactic. She will most probably accept the title of princess and not queen. She’s not a very popular girl and there are extremely mean girls in the monarchy. You know?


Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is not the first Duke of Cambridge. The previous one – the annals of history forgot his name – also married a commoner for love. The Queen obviously knew this and sneakily titles Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge after a royal rebel.

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10 responses to “What Happens To The British Monarchy After Queen Elizabeth?”

  1. Elizabeth Connell says:

    The question should be when will the monarchy die after Queen Elizabeth’s passing. I’m sorry but I’m fed up with this circus train of royals. It’s the 21st century and the monarchy belongs in the 17th century. It’s time to move on and let England be a republic, same as Australia and New Zealand. Kings and Queens belong in fairytales not in real life!

    • Kym says:

      Australia and New Zealand are not republics, although there has been a move towards this in the past; it’s an ongoing issue.

    • Kym says:

      And now I’m even replying to myself!! Apologies if I misread your post.

    • Sigi says:

      The queen was bad enough, her and that jackass Nazi Philip. But imagine CHUCK and his horse-faced, stinking, wrinkled hag being crowned ?
      OR, that idiot William and the Ass Flasher Waity.
      Wowzers. Then there’s Harry… he’s Out Of Africa. {Or, “in” Africa I should say}.

    • HotMess88 says:

      Both sides of Australia’s Federal and State Parliaments have agreed that once QE11 dies, a referendum will be put to the citizens to allow us to vote for a republic or maintain the status quo as a constitutional monarchy. Figures look positive for a republic: 52% for; approx less than 30% against and; the remainder undecided.
      Chuck and Camilla are generally not well liked here. During the 20th anniversary period of Diana’s death, quite a number of documentaries were publicly aired which reminded many of the tawdry saga between C&C and treatment Diana received by Chuck and the rest of the RF. An Australian republic is now highly likely once the Queen dies.
      Not too sure about NZ; the country has a different relationship to the monarchy than Australia does.

  2. HotMess88 says:

    Perhaps chaos and a great deal of public disquiet for a while, then hopefully the Monarchy will be toast.