Lady Louise Windsor could become HRH Princess Louise this year

Keeping up with the changing titles in the Royal Family can be challenging, especially given the major events that have taken place in the last few years.

Now the latest question surrounding who's called what falls on Lady Louise Windsor.

The grandchild of Queen Elizabeth has been brought up without a royal title, going only by Lady, despite having been entitled to take one.

This could all be about to change with her 18th birthday today [Monday], after which it will become her decision whether she uses the title rather than her parents.

In accordance with the King George V 1917 letters patent, as the granddaughter of the monarch she is entitled to be known herself as a princess.

Her parents – Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex – felt it more better to provide their daughter with a more regular upbringing due to them not being 'senior' members of the Royal Family.

This decision was apparently agreed with the Queen before Louise's birth.

Non-senior members must earn their own living, rather than earning through working for the family and not giving Louise – alongside her sibling James – the HRH title would allow them the opportunity to better adjust for the lives that lie ahead of them.

Speaking to the Sunday Times last year, the Countess of Wessex said: "We try to educate them with the understanding that they will most likely have to work for a living.

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"That is why we made the decision not to use HRH titles. They have them and can decide to use them after 18, but I think it is very unlikely."

Younger brother James, the Viscount Severn, could similarly be named as Prince James and he too will have the opportunity when he turns 18.

While it seems unlikely Lady Louise will take the title, it is perhaps more feasible her father Edward will inherit her grandfather the late father Prince Philip's title of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The title would need to be given to him by Charles when he ascends to the throne, as was announced on Edward's wedding day.

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