Will Prince Charles keep all of his Peerage titles once having acceded to the Throne?

Does the law allow a Reigning Monarch to retain his titles from the Peerage of England and the United Kingdom:

The Prince's full style and title is: His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM, AK, QSO, CC, PC, ADC, Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    He will probably keep some of them the heridiary titles but others he can either relinquish or pass on for example he obviously won't keep the title prince of Wales that will eventually go to William

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    • Edna
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      William will be Prince of Wales ONLY if Charles decides to bestow the title upon him after Charles becomes King. The title doesn't pass automatically. It must be bestowed on the eldest son by the reigning Monarch.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Any titles held by him when he becomes king 'merge' with the Crown and are extinguished. He ceases to be the Duke of Cornwall and that title passes automatically to his eldest son along with the income from the Duchy. If he has become the Duke of Edinburgh that title will go along with all the others, including being Prince of Wales. They will need to be recreated for the next holders. As king he will be entitled to the Dukedoms of Lancaster and Normandy and will be the Lord of Mann. But as sovereigh he is technically in a class of his own, above the peerage.

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  • 6 months ago

    No they will pass to his eldest son

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    No, as a king he is no longer the heir. Any titles he holds are given up and are recreated for the next Prince of Wales, ie Prince William. The only titles he will have in a ddition to king will be the Duke of Normandy and the Duke of Lancaster.

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  • 6 months ago

    Of all those titles, Prince of Wales will pass to his eldest son. And probably the Dukedoms too.

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    • ?
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      6 months agoReport

      William automatically becomes Duke of Cornwall as the eldest son of a monarch.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Prince Charles will not become king. It has been said that William will inherit the throne instead of Charles because of Charles’ unpopularity. .

    • Verulam 1
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Rubbish! Being King or Queen has NOTHING to do with popularity. Unless Charles happens to abdicate (something I truly doubt will happen after Edward VIII) or dies first, he WILL become King and you might be surprised at how many people have no problem with that!!

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  • Jon
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    He could choose to retain all his titles, but I think we can safely assume that he will follow tradition and grant to Prince William all titles traditionally associated with the heir apparent.

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