- Royal Highness
Royal Highness (
abbreviationHRH) is a style ("His Royal Highness" or "Her Royal Highness"); plural Royal Highnesses (abbreviation TRH, "Their Royal Highnesses"). It appears in front of the names of some members of some royal families other than the King or Queen.
The style "His/Her Royal Highness" ranks below His/Her Imperial Highness (referring to an Imperial House) but above His/Her Grand Ducal Highness, His/Her Highness, His/Her Serene Highness and some other styles (referring to Grand Ducal, Princely or Ducal Houses).
British monarchythe style of HRH is associated with the rank of princeor princess(although this has not always applied, the notable exception being Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was given the style of HRH in 1947but was not created a prince until 1957). This is especially important when a prince has another title such as Duke(or a princess the title of Duchess) by which he or she would usually be addressed. For instance "HRH The Duke of Connaught" was a prince and a member of the royal family while "His Grace The Duke of Devonshire" is a non-royal duke and not a member of the British Royal Family. Both The Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, children of the The Earl of Wessex, are legally entitled to the style "Royal Highness" but it was decided by their parents that they would be styled as the children of an earl and not by their legal style. The Duke of York's daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie enjoy the style Her Royal Highness.
United Kingdom, letters patentdated 21 August 1996states that a style received by a spouse of a member of the Royal Family on their marriage ceases at the point of divorce. [LondonGazette|issue=54510|startpage=11603|date= 30 August 1996|accessdate=2008-01-10] For that reason HRH The Princess of Wales, when she and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales divorced, ceased to be "HRH", and was styled Diana, Princess of Wales.
Forms of address in the United Kingdom
Royal and noble styles
Table of Ranks(Russian)
Use of courtesy titles and honorifics in professional writing
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