Wills and Kate have become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, following their wedding today.

Wills and Kate have become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, following their wedding today.

It has been expected that the couple would be awarded the Cambridge title for a while. Queen Liz heightened speculation when she popped into John’s for tea this week.

It is thought that WillCat gained the title due to Cambridge’s links with the royals, and its international reputation.

Tradition dictates that the royal men receive titles on their wedding days, which are chosen and bestowed by the Queen to mark their marriages. Although dukedom is the highest rank it the British peerage, it does mean that Kate is not officially a princess.

The full palace statement, which was released three hours before the wedding, said: “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.

“Prince William thus becomes His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and Miss Catherine Middleton on marriage will become Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge.”

Explaining the slight confusion, a palace spokesman told The Guardian: “She is not a princess in her own right. That title has not been conferred on her. Her title is that of duchess. So she is not Princess Catherine. And to call her Princess William of Wales is misleading.”

Long live McQueen

The couple’s new title is thought to be especially appropriate, since the last Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, a grandson of George III, also married a commoner for love.

George married actor Sarah Louisa Fairbrother in 1847, whilst she was pregnant with his third child. However, Queen Victoria never formally recognised George’s marriage.

Prince George’s father, Prince Adolphus Frederick, was the first duke of Cambridge

Students are very excited by the news. Emily Guest, a second year vet med student from Girton said: “I heard the news this morning, and am very excited. They had better make a visit!”

Lucy Urwin, a second year philosophy student from Magdalene added: “I thought I had Will and Kate fever BEFORE I heard this news. I don’t think I have ever, ever, EVER been this excited in my life.”

A University spokesman said: “The University warmly welcomes the creation of the Dukedom of Cambridge.”

Click HERE to find out how you can celebrate in Cambridge over the weekend.

  • Felix

    Mate, she's beautiful

  • meh

    while some students might be excited, others simply couldn't give a shit

    • Kong

      yeah couldn't give a shit but click the link…

  • Dukedom of Cambridge

    does it include girton/homerton?

    • wikipedia

      yes

    • amateur geographer

      asking if it includes homerton is like asking if it includes the train station… poor wit.

      • Girtonian Geographer

        …and asking if it includes Girton is like asking if it includes Bangkok… really poor wit.

  • fit

    she is well out of his league

    • um, no…

      he's a PRINCE

  • UCL Student

    ahh what a shame. they got the dukedom of such a shit place…

    the queen must be really bad at choosing presents….

    • juan

      btw have you got a job? i thought not

      • UCL Student

        You're right, i dont… Im a full-time student.

        • Teal Seal

          You missed the inverted commas on full-time. And student. GTFO.

    • Parent

      Was the bitterness before or after the interview…

    • Cambridge Student

      ahh what a shame. you got A levels of such shit quality…

      UCL must be really bad at choosing talent…

      • Haters gonna hate

        This is mature, well done one and all

    • Jelly Baby

      Why are you on the Cambridge Tab, get your own newspaper

      • UCL Student

        You're all prententious ugly twats. inherited a history which you played no part in making, and boooooooom – you jerk each other off

        • MPhil.EuroLit&Cult.

          boooom

        • What's UCL?

          What's UCL?

  • Sir Leszek

    And not a single fuck was given that day!

    • Middleton the Minx

      how wrong you are ;)

  • Baron Carrickfergus?

    Sounds like the worst love child to come out of Manchester United since Ryan Roonani.

  • MPhil.EuroLit&Cult.

    Her gown was so bland, a big let down as far as anticipation goes. Very "commoner" indeed.

  • MPhil.EuroLit&Cult.

    I really love the fact that we have a very du jour Duke and Duchess now though. Is there a Duke or Duchess of Oxford?

    • Jure Jury

      duke and duchess for today?

      de jure… get it right

      • MPhil.EuroLit&Cult.

        Yes du jour as in plat du jour haha… was kind of combining the two essences of du jour and de jure at the same time through a play of sound. but thank you.

  • P Charming

    Funny as neither of them could get in

  • Royal Sceptre

    LAD http://twitpic.com/4r3mes

    Not even shy about it, just out on the balcony…

  • blah

    OMG. Lurwwwwwwwwwwwin. SOOOOOOOOO fit.

    • Better George

      Yum.

      • George's Mum

        I agree!

  • Harvard Student

    So she's just a duchess? Here in the US we all thought it was a fairytale come true, but now that she's just a duchess and not a princess I no longer think so.

    On a side note, I think the Tab pales in comparison to the Harvard Crimson. I mean compare the opinion column of Lexi Abrams and this: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2005/3/18/hitle….

    also the comments are more like facebook comments. just banter and banter. more like high school kids really.

    • Wow…

      You're right – "Page Not Found" writes such succint and insightful articles.
      Still, definitely better than Lexi Abrams.

    • Cantab

      Or you could try checking out one of the Cambridge papers that doesn't purposefully try to be tongue-in-cheek with most articles.

  • Harvard Student

    So she's just a duchess? Here in the US we all thought it was a fairytale come true, but now that she's just a duchess and not a princess I no longer think so.

    On a side note, I think the Tab pales in comparison to the Harvard Crimson. I mean compare the opinion column of Lexi Abrams and this: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2005/3/18/hitle….

    also the comments are more like facebook comments. just banter and banter. more like high school kids really.

    and to think this was the best university in the world accdg to the rankings.

    • Cambridge > Harvard

      Idiot – this paper is done in the vein of a tabloid, hence the comments are purposely written like tabloid comments.

    • Cantab

      I'm glad you have to pay more to go here than I do, you phenomenal guff merchant

    • Harvard lol

      A fool and his money are soon parted!

    • Go Away USA

      Duh Its banter – don't be bitter because you don't get the in jokes. At least there are comments on The Tab. The Harvard Crimson doesn't seem to be able to muster any interest, even in the 15 'hottest' freshman. Thanks for balancing the comments with your lack of banter.

      • bearman

        those girls are all butters.

    • Shanter

      America is renowned for its incredibly shat quality of banter. Fail.

  • Harvard Student

    Ooh the link was too long…here it is:
    http://tinyurl.com/67t3cyg

    • hrmm

      "Published: Friday, March 18, 2005 "

      Nothing else written of note in the past 6 years?

    • Harvard overpriced

      Is your university so shit that you have to post comments on a wall of another uni?

  • Scrummy Cava

    I say! Time to go all out and head down to the Donovan bar at Browns for a couple of fizzy zonkers. Jolly good show Liz.

  • Harvard Student

    Oops the link was too long..here it is:

    http://tinyurl.com/67t3cyg

  • Dukedom of Cambridge

    Press statement to harvard student:

    Moron.

  • Dukedom of Cambridge

    also whats UCL