uk.titles

The United Kingdom

Titles

Person:

Titel:

Abreviation:


Form of address:


Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Canada
and of Her other realms and territories
Head of the Commonwealth
Defender of the Faith

H.M.

Your/Her Majesty

Maam (rimer på ham /

rhymes with ham)

His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh
Earl of Merioneth (in Wales)
Baron Greenwich (in the County of London)

H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
Duke of Cornwall (in Wales)
Duke of Rothesay (in Scotland)
Earl of Carrick (in Scotland)
Earl of Chester (in Wales)
Baron of Renfrew (in Scotland)
Lord of the Isles (in Scotland)
Prince and Great Steward of Scotland

H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales 
The Duchess of Cornwall ((in Wales)
Duchess of Rothesay (in Scotland)
Countess of Chester (in Wales)

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam 

(rhymes with ham)


His Royal HighnessThe Duke of Cambridge

Earl of Strathearn (in Scotland)
Baron Carrickfergus (in Northern Ireland)

H.R.H.


Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge

Countess of Strathearn (in Scotland)
Baroness Carrickfergus (in Northern Ireland)

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam 

(rhymes with ham)

His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge

H.R.H.

Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

H.R.H.

His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge

H.R.H.

Your/? Royal Highness


Prince Henry / Harry

youngest son of
Prince Charles &
Princess Diana

His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales
Duke of Sussex

Earll of Dumbarton (in Scotland)

Baron Kilkeel (in Northern Ireland)

H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Rachel Meghan,
Duchess of Sussex

the spouce of Prince Henry

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex
Countess of Dumbarton (in Scotland)
Baroness Kilkeel (in Northern Ireland)


H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam

(rhymes with ham)

Archie Harrison
Mountbatten-Windsor

son of Prince Harry &
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex



Princess Anne

daughter of H.M. the Queen &

Prince Philip

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

sir Timothy Lawrence

the spouse of Anne,
Princess Royal

Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence


Sir

Prince Andrew

second son of

H.M. the Queen &

Prince Philip

His Royal Highness The Duke of York

Earl of Inverness (in Scotland)

Baron Killyleagh (in Northern Ireland)


H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Princess Beatrice

elder daughter of
Prince Andrew &
Sarah, Duchess of York

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York.

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Princess Eugenie

younger daughter of
Prince Andrew &
Sarah, Duchess of York

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Prince Edward

youngest child of

H.M. the Queen &

Prince Philip

His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex
Earl of Forfar (in Scotland)



H.R.H

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

the spouse of Prince Edward

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex 
Countess of Forfar (in Scotland)

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam

(rhymes with ham)

Louise

daughter of Prince Edward & Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Lady Louise Windsor

H.R.H.


James

son of Prince Edward &
Sophie, Countess of Wessex

 James, Viscount Severn

H.R.H.


David Armstrong-Jones

son of Princess Margaret & Anthony Armstrong-Jones

2nd Earl of Snowdon

H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Serena Stanhope

the spouse of
David Armstrong-Jones

Countess of Snowdon

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam 

(rhymes with ham)

Charles

son of David Armstrong-Jones & Serena Stanhope

Viscount Linley



Margarita

daughter of David Armstrong-Jones & Serena Stanhope

Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones



Sarah Chatto

daughter of Princess Margaret & Anthony Armstrong-Jones

Lady Sarah Chatto

H.R.H

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam

(rhymes with ham)

Daniel St George Chatto

the spouse of Sarah Chatto




Samuel Chatto

eldest son of Sarah & Daniel Chatto)




Arthur Chatto

youngest son of Sarah & Daniel Chatto




First cousins of H.M. The Queen:

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester

H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Birgitte,  Duchess of Gloucester
the spouce of Richard,
Duke of Gloucester

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester (née van Deurs)

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam

(rhymes with ham)

His Royal HIghness, The Duke of Kent

H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Katherine, Duchess of Kent
the spouce of Edward,
Duke of Kent

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam

(rhymes with ham)

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam

(rhymes with ham)

His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent

H.R.H.

Your/His Royal Highness

Sir

Princess Michael of Kent 

the spouce of Prince Michael
of Kent

Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent

H.R.H.

Your/Her Royal Highness

Maam

(rhymes with ham)

The Duchess of York:

Sarah, Duchess of York



Only the Soveringn´s spouse, siblings, children and THEIR children are Royal Highgness.

The Duchess of Cambridge is not a princess in her own right. On certain occations she is titled "The Princess WIlliam", but usually "The DUchess of Cambridge. When Prince Charles is king, Prince WIllian will be "Prnce of Wales" and his wife "The Princess of Wales:


The  wife of H.R.H Prince Henry of Wales, is not  a princess in her own right, but has the spouse wersion of her spouse´s title. "H.R.H. The Duchess of Sussex / "The Princess Henry".


The children of Princess Anne

"The Princess Royal" have no titles, because their father Mr. Mark Philips holds no title.


Prince Edward will eventually succeed to the title Duke of Edinburgh,

currently held by his father. In the meantime, in keeping with the tradition of sons of monarchs being ennobled upon marriage (while reserving the rank of duke for the future), Prince Edward became the first prince since the Tudors to be specifically created an earl, rather than a duke. 


The title "Duke of Edinburgh" does not go by direct inheritance. There have only been 3 Dukes of Edinburgh in history. • Prince Edward would eventually succeed to the title Duke of Edinburgh,currently held by his father. In the meantime, in keeping with the tradition of sons of monarchs being ennobled upon marriage (while reserving the rank of duke for the future), Prince Edward became the first prince since the Tudors to be specifically created an earl, rather than a duke. • Prince Edward is styled as the son of a Duke, who is an Earl.


After the war, Philip was granted permission by George VI to marry Elizabeth. Before the official announcement of their engagement in July 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles and became a naturalised British subject, adopting the surname Mountbatten from his maternal grandparents. He married Elizabeth on 20 November 1947. Just before the wedding, he was created Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich. None of these titles are enherited down to any of his children. • the Palace announced the intention that Prince Edward would eventually be created Duke of Edinburgh, once that title had reverted to The Crown upon the death of both his parents.


On 31 December 2012, letters patent were issued

to extend a title and a style borne by members of the royal family to additional persons to be born, and this Notice appeared in the London Gazette:


The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 31 December 2012 to declare that all the children of the eldest son of The Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the style, title and attribute of Royal Highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their Christian names or with such other titles of honour.


Members and relatives of the British royal family

historically represented the monarch in various places throughout the British Empire, sometimes for extended periods as viceroys, or for specific ceremonies or events. Today, they often perform ceremonial and social duties throughout the United Kingdom and abroad on behalf of the United Kingdom. Aside from the monarch, their only constitutional role in the affairs of government is to serve, if eligible and when appointed by letters patent, as a Counsellor of State, two or more of whom exercise the authority of the Crown (within stipulated limits) if the monarch is indisposed or abroad. In the other countries of the Commonwealth royalty do not serve as Counsellors of State, although they may perform ceremonial and social duties on behalf of individual states or the organisation.


The Queen, her consort, her children and grandchildren,

as well as all former sovereigns' children and grandchildren, hold places in the first sections of the official orders of precedence in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Wives of the said enjoy their husbands' precedence, and husbands of princesses are unofficially but habitually placed with their wives as well. However, the Queen changed the private order of precedence in the royal family in favour of Princesses Anne and Alexandra, who henceforth take private precedence over the Duchess of Cornwall, who is otherwise the realm's highest ranking woman after the Queen herself. She did not alter the relative precedence of other born-princesses, such as the daughters of her younger sons.