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Prince Charles and Princess Anne

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AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 21:24:08

So... when Prince Charles and Princess Anne were born, Philip was ‘only’ a Duke.

So, how come they were titled HRH Prince/Princess?

Letters Patent?

GiantKitten Sun 04-Nov-18 21:29:20

Nothing to do with Philip I’d have thought.

HM was heir to the throne, like PoW now.

Singlenotsingle Sun 04-Nov-18 21:33:36

Because their mother was the Queen.

NonaGrey Sun 04-Nov-18 21:35:47

Because they were the children of a reigning monarch.

Children and (male line) grandchildren are usually Prince or Princess.

However as Queen Elizabeth II is the fount if all honours she can promote someone else if she chooses.

I understand that Princess Anne declined titles for her children.

GiantKitten Sun 04-Nov-18 21:36:46

She wasn’t the queen when they were born

MissMalice Sun 04-Nov-18 21:37:37

Perhaps because he was the grandson of a monarch and therefore entitled to the title?

I don’t think the Queen was the Queen when he was born.

NonaGrey Sun 04-Nov-18 21:38:11

Sorry I obviously mean grandchildren of a reigning monarch.

Beingginger Sun 04-Nov-18 21:40:33

They are HRH because they were the children of the next in line to the throne. (The queen, who at the time was just a princess)
Technically princess Charlotte and Prince Louis should not be prince or princess as they are great grandchildren of the monarch, but the queen changed the rules for them. Prince Harry and Meghans baby won’t be a prince or princess.

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 21:45:38

They weren’t children of a reigning monarch when they were born though...

“According to letters patent issued by King George V in 1917 the sons and daughters of sovereigns and the male-line grandchildren of sovereigns are entitled to the style”.

According to the above (Wikipedia), neither Charles nor Anne would be HRH Prince/Princess...

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 21:47:27

They are HRH because they were the children of the next in line to the throne. (The queen, who at the time was just a princess)

Only male line grandchildren get HRH. Which disqualifies Charles/Anne under this rule.

TigerDroveAgain Sun 04-Nov-18 21:47:57

And precisely why do you care?

Marmite27 Sun 04-Nov-18 21:49:10

I don’t know, they didn’t cover that bit on The Crown grin

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 21:49:38

Technically princess Charlotte and Prince Louis should not be prince or princess as they are great grandchildren of the monarch, but the queen changed the rules for them

Yes. She did this because of the change of primogeniture rules which meant if Will/Kate’s first born was a girl (who would have been heir to the throne), she’d have been Lady X, whereas her eldest brother would be HRH Prince Y

Xuli Sun 04-Nov-18 21:49:53

male-line grandchildren of sovereigns are entitled to the style”

Surely this situation basically applied as George had no sons so Elizabeth was his heir, and so treated as a sort of 'male line'?

MissMalice Sun 04-Nov-18 21:50:46

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-22769793/the-birth-of-hrh-prince-charles

This suggests he was born a prince. Can’t seem to find anything on him automatically being HRH or not though.

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 21:52:29

This suggests he was born a prince. Can’t seem to find anything on him automatically being HRH or not though.

Prince = HRH

I don’t understand why he was given either...

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 21:54:08

And, if it was because he was 2nd in line to the throne when he was born (which I’m not convinced it was), it doesn’t explain why Anne was born HRH Princess...

GiantKitten Sun 04-Nov-18 22:00:46

Only male line grandchildren get HRH. Which disqualifies Charles/Anne under this rule

But there was no male line. Should they have been Master & Miss because the King had no son?

Cyclingforcake Sun 04-Nov-18 22:00:48

I think George VI put something in place to make them HRH (letters patent?)

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 22:16:41

But there was no male line. Should they have been Master & Miss because the King had no son?

They’re have been Lord/Lady tho wouldn’t they? Not Master/Miss?

I think George VI put something in place to make them HRH (letters patent?)

This is what I was wondering?

reallybadidea Sun 04-Nov-18 22:23:30

He was made HRH the night before his wedding.

reallybadidea Sun 04-Nov-18 22:26:42

I think the letters patent made him Duke of Edinburgh (he was only prince before that) and that was in 1957 so quite a long time after his marriage.

MissMalice Sun 04-Nov-18 22:28:26

“Elizabeth gave birth to her first child, Prince Charles, on 14 November 1948. One month earlier, the King had issued letters patent allowing her children to use the style and title of a royal prince or princess, to which they otherwise would not have been entitled as their father was no longer a royal prince.[52] A second child, Princess Anne, was born in 1950.[53]”

From Wikipedia

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 22:28:47

He was made HRH the night before his wedding.

HRH Duke of Edinburgh,.. but he wouldn’t have passed on them title Prince to his son and daughter given that, would he? Given he wasn’t a Prince himself when they were born?

AaahhwoooooOOOOooOOOOo1 Sun 04-Nov-18 22:29:36

Aha... thank you MissMalice

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