Did pregnant Kate Middleton's new status as a would-be-mum get her father, Michael Middleton , some special treatment of his own? There have been speculations about Michael getting a nice bump to his title but the official report is that's not going to happen.
Royal fans were wondering whether or not plain Michael would be granted earldom and become Lord Middleton now that his daughter is carrying a future monarch. What's wrong with just being who you are? Since when did a title change a person? These rumors sure like to complicate things.
The official news thus far from Deputy Clerk of the Crown and head of the Crown Office Ian Denyer said, "No steps have been taken to honour, nor do I have any information in relation to the prospect of conferring a title upon the father of the Duchess of Cambridge. If such a title were to be conferred by Her Majesty, it would be formalized through this office."
But, there may be a chance of something happening down the line because as Crown Office at the House of Lords states, "hereditary peerages have not been discontinued (but) are rarely created these days."
It looks like the only new title Michael will enjoy after Kate Middleton's birth will be grandfather. It's still one of the more special titles ever. At least this is good news compared to some of the horrors which have come out of her being pregnant. Can't Kate's pregnancy be enough for fans?
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