Pippa Middletons impressive future title that will rival sister Kates

Members of the Royal Family have hugely important official titles and styles that date back centuries, and it is no different today. But what you may not realise is that royals such as the King or the Prince of Wales don't just have one title – but several.

While the Princess of Wales has several titles of her own, you may not realise that her sister, Pippa Matthews, also has a title.

As she is not a member of the Royal Family, Pippa's title was not granted to her by the late Queen or the King, and instead came about after she married her husband, James Matthews, in 2017.

The Princess of Wales' sister, Pippa, married James Matthews in 2017 and the pair share three children, Arthur Michael William Matthews (b. 2018), Grace Elizabeth Jane Matthews (b. 2021) and Rose Matthews (b. 2022).

Pippa's father-in-law David Matthews is the the Laird of Glen Affric in Scotland and owns an incredible 10,000-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands near Loch Ness. Pippa's husband is set to inherit the title one day which means Pippa will be known as Lady Glen Affric.

Australian art historian Michael Reed told the Daily Mail: "In coming years and particularly as the future Lady Glen Affric, Pippa Matthews will be able to entertain lavishly on her husband's grand Scottish Glen Affric Estate.”

David Matthews received his title when he purchased the estate in 2008 but he doesn't use the title as a form of address. He isn't a traditional Laird as he bought the home for commercial use.

While Pippa's title is very impressive, her elder sister was granted three titles when she married Prince William in 2011 and stands to inherit the most senior royal titles in the years to come.

For over a decade, the couple were known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Strathearn and the Baron and Lady Carrickfergus – but they now use far more senior titles during official visits.

In his first televised address to the nation, King Charles confirmed his son and daughter-in-law's new titles and spoke about William being his heir and said: “With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.”

With this creation, Kate gained a number of new titles which include the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Chester, the Duchess of Rothesay, the Countess of Carrick and Baroness of Renfrew. When the Prince of Wales succeeds to the throne and is likely reigning as King William V, Catherine will become the Queen and all of her titles will merge with the crown and be free to hand out again.

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