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Old 10-18-2018, 04:02 PM   #16
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:22 PM   #17
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Wife of a reigning king = Queen Consort
Reigning queen = Queen Regnant


Apparently the husband of a reigning queen could be a King Consort, but that's not common. Bruises the male ego, perhaps.
I don't think this is true. I think he's still a Prince Consort. Unless he's a king in his own right, he cannot be called King, and I think that is because there were concerns that if a male consort were called king, they'd take over from their wife and try to rule the country. obviously no worries about weak and feeble women doing this, so it's ok to call them queen and let them feel special. I remember reading somewhere that Philip was really pissed off about not being entitled to be called king, so I think if he could be, he would be.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:26 PM   #18
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I read somewhere that being a Royal isn't an automatic birth right and it's up to the Queen to grant that status.
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Bit difficult if she got hit with a bomb
I suppose it would depend on when that happened and whether or not the Queen has a clone squirreled away somewhere.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:47 PM   #19
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oh apparently, whilst phileeeeep is a prince consort, he is not titled as such. so clear. Thank goodness for Wikipedia, source of everything correct...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_consort

....but it does seem to be because a king would outrank the queen which is obviously undesirable when the bloke in question is a mere consort.

I wonder if this still stands, now the males-over-females element has been removed from the line of succession?
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:47 PM   #20
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Monster is pretty much correct as far as the UK is concerned at least. It would take an act of parliament for a male consort to take the title 'King'. Victoria tried to make Albert a King but the commoners wouldn't allow it (because he was a dirty foreigner) and he, like Phil the Greek, had to make do with just being a Prince.

But these people love titles, they make half them up as they go along, but I don't mind, I'm sure it makes them feel relevant.

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Old 10-18-2018, 05:50 PM   #21
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From my link, which is by no means the final word, it's been a while since the last King Consort:
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Mary Stuart, queen regnant of Scotland, moved to France and married the Dauphin Francis in 1558 who became king consort of Scotland, and when Francis became king of France in 1559 Mary became Queen consort of France. The widowed Mary married Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley in 1565 and made him King consort of Scotland. He wanted the crown matrimonial, which would have made him co-monarch of Scotland equal in power to Mary, but was murdered in 1567. Mary married the Earl of Bothwell in 1567 and made him Duke of Orkney and Marquis of Fife.
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So in the United Kingdom and the former kingdoms within it husbands of queens regnant were sometimes made kings consort in the 16th, but not in the 18th, 19th, or 20th centuries.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:57 PM   #22
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The Scottish have always done things differently:P

Their property laws are frikkin baffling
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:09 PM   #23
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Yes, Toad regnant has a nice ring to it.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:51 AM   #24
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Consort sounds saucier.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:22 PM   #25
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Toad Consomme sounds saucier.
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:20 PM   #26
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Toad pregnant sounds weirder
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:43 PM   #27
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