Prince Charles has several titles and he has another popular one in Scotland.

The Prince of Wales is currently on a royal tour in Scotland where he is called Duke of Rothesay. Why is Prince Charles called in such a way in the country?

Prince Charles is called Duke of Rothesay in Scotland because it is the dynastic title given to the current heir to the British throne, Frederica Mill of Daily Express reported. In 1707, the title belonged to the heir apparent to the throne of Scotland. Today, it is the title mandated for the heir apparent when he is in Scotland, so Prince Charles uses it whenever he visits the country.

The Duke of Rothesay title is named after Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute. This is not associated with any legal entity or landed property unlike the Duchy of Cornwall.

Prince Charles actually holds several other Scottish titles. Among these are Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland.

When Prince Charles becomes the king, Prince William will take over his titles and responsibilities as the new heir. The Duke of Cambridge will be the new Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay.

However, Prince Charles will have to wait for years before he takes over the throne as according to some royal experts, Queen Elizabeth II will never abdicate the throne. She will remain Queen until her last breath and will die as monarch.

"She won't step down because she doesn’t believe this is about an office,” Tina Brown, an editor and royal expert, said.

“Poor Prince Charles has had to wait, he’s now 70 and he’s still the Prince of Wales,” she added.

Astrologist Ann-Louise Holland has a different opinion when it comes to this matter. According to her, the movement of the planets is showing signs that Prince Charles will be taking over Queen Elizabeth Ii’s responsibilities because she will make the Prince of Wales a “king in all but name” by being a prince regent.

Royal commentator Robert Jobson said that Prince Charles is already a prince regent. Queen Elizabeth II will reportedly make a monumental decision and announce this on her 95th birthday.

Prince Charles Prince Charles waves as he attends the Royal Cornwall Show on June 7, 2018 in Wadebridge, United Kingdom. Photo: Getty Images/Time Rooke