Because that would be silly, that's why
December 1, 2012 7:39 AM Subscribe
If Prince William and Duchess Kate were to legally adopt a child, would that child take hereditary positions and title? If not, would the Queen have the power to bestow them -- that is, to declare
a child to be in line for the throne?
posted by Countess Elena to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Obviously they aren't going to attempt this. Equally obviously, no one would stop them from making an ordinary adoption in which the child gained a family but no titles. (When I asked Google this question, it came back with a lot of tabloid rumors about that happening, but no answer to my question.)
I just wondered who had the power to make such decisions, if anyone.