Most grandmothers give gifts of china or bed linens, but on Prince William’s wedding day he has received a dukedom from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The prince will now be known as the Duke of Cambridge, and has also received the titles Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.  A duke is the highest rank below that of monarch in the British nobility.

Kate will be known as the Duchess of Cambridge. The title has not been in use since 1981, and was originally created in 1801. Kate will officially become Princess William of Wales, although this title will not be used.

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