Kate and Will have been Duked

And the royal couple will be...

Upon the marriage of her grandson, Prince William of Wales, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed upon him the title Duke of Cambridge

This will make the bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after today's wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The official statement 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 beome Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge."

It is custom in the British Royal Family for a marrying Prince to receive a Peerage in conjunction with his wedding, if he does not already hold one.

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