An old British tradition can explain why Princess Michael of Kent doesn’t use her first name in her title.
The British royal family is full of traditions that monarchists are sure to stick to ensure that they don’t break royal protocol.
Princess Michael of Kent may have you scratching your heads as to why she is referred to as Michael despite being born Marie Christine.
One TikToker whose channel is dedicated to explaining these little facts about the royal family has answered that question.
The American TikToker, called Amanda Matta, says she serves her over 400k followers “the royal tea.”
In this regal TikTok, it’s explained how Baroness Marie Christine became Princess Michael of Kent when she married Prince Michael in 1978, and become a member of the British royal family.
Princess Michael of Kent was born in Germany and was then known as Baroness Marie Christine so you may have expected her name to change to Princess Marie Christine of Kent.
But due to royal titles, this is not the case as traditionally in the UK the only people who are allowed to put prince and princess before their first name are people who were born into royalty.
She gave the example that Princess Charlotte is of course called, Princess Charlotte whilst her mother Kate Middleton is not Princess Kate.
You may be wondering why the Princess doesn’t use a Duchess title as Kate does. This is because her husband, who is a first…