Royal Expert Explains Why Kate Middleton is 'Princess' on Son's Birth Certificate

August 2, 2013 By:
Royal Expert Explains Why Kate Middleton is 'Princess' on Son's Birth Certificate

Earlier today, the official birth certificate for Prince George surfaced and apparently they listed Kate Middleton as a Princess.

Because the royals don’t have typical “occupations,” the baby registry listed her job as “Princess of the UK."

Was it a mistake? Is she really the Princess? Was this a practical joke? 

Royal expert Charlie Jacoby explains why they called Kate Middleton a Princess rather than the Duchess of Cambridge.

“I think someone at the palace has a sense of humor,” He tells us, adding that nobody at the hospital would realistically ask the Duchess, “so what do you do for work?” when trying to fill out the “occupation” portion of the paperwork.

“William and Kate could have chosen to use the titles Prince and Princess in public life but they consciously chose the more down-market but more centered titles: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” says the royal expert. “Being a Duchess isn't a job. Harking back to King George VI's line 'We're not a family, we're a firm', being a princess is a job.”

Ya heard it. Kate Middleton IS a Princess, she’s just low-key about it.