- Before her death on Thursday, the Queen’s official title changed many times since she was born HRH Princess Elizabeth of York in 1926.
- she was a princess, a duchess, and of course, her majesty the queen.
- yet, during his lifetime, many people got his official title completely wrong.
Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-serving monarch, capping a seven-decade rule with her death on Thursday at the age of 96.
however, during his lifetime, many people got his official title wrong.
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You may have been inclined to refer to the Queen as Her Royal Highness, but this was, in fact, incorrect.
The queen’s full name was Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. According to Harper’s Bazaar, her full caption read: “Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its other realms and territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the faith”.
however, the royal family’s official website simply referred to her as her majesty the queen.
Palace guidelines state that when greeting the Queen, refer to her as “Your Majesty” or “Madam”, but not as “Your Royal Highness”.
“her royal highness” was actually used to address any other member of the royal family, apart from the queen herself.
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Female members of the family are often referred to as “your highness” or “ma’am.” similarly, male members of the royal family should be referred to as “your royal highness” or “sir”.
Like every other member of the royal family, the title of queen changed over the years. She was known as Her Royal Highness, Princess Elizabeth of York, until her father, George Vi, became King in 1936 (at which time she began calling herself “Her Majesty Her” Her ).
since her father was no longer the duke of york, that meant york was also dropped from elizabeth’s title.
when she married prince philip, he became duke of edinburgh. This meant that Elizabeth’s title was changed to Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh.
This was her last title before becoming Her Majesty the Queen in 1952.