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On The Title Of Northern Ireland’s Chief Judge

Dame Siobhan Keegan took office today as Northern Ireland’s chief judge and there has been some debate on Twitter over her decision to style herself ‘Lady Chief Justice’ rather than ‘Lord Chief Justice.’ ‘Lord Chief Justice’ is the statutory form … Continue reading

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Should The Dignity Of Prince Be Granted Rather Than Inherited?

Craig Prescott published an interesting piece over at the UK Constitutional Law Blog on the rules governing the titular dignity of Prince or Princess of the United Kingdom. He suggests that paradigm established by George V in 1917 is no … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts On The Sussexes’ Interview With Oprah

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down for an interview with Oprah that was broadcast yesterday. Much of the media’s attention has focused on the Duke’s allegation that … Continue reading

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On Royal Titles

Once again, the Duchess of Sussex has found herself in hot water. This time, her offense is making comments about the importance of voting at an online event called When All Women Vote. She said, in part: You’re just as … Continue reading

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The Truth About Princess Beatrice’s Forthcoming Title

The celebrity press has reported that Princess Beatrice will become an Italian countess upon her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. While it’s true that Mozzi is technically an Italian count, foreign titles of nobility have no legal status in the … Continue reading

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How The Supreme Court Justices Got Their Titles

On December 10, 2010, the Queen issued Royal Warrants conferring courtesy titles on the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. The justices would thereafter be known as ‘lord’ or ‘lady,’ while the wives of male justices would … Continue reading

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Peerages And Gender

The Government revealed today that it has no plans to create gender-neutral peerage titles for non-binary individuals. As part of a wider question about the impact of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 on appointments to the House of Lords, Green … Continue reading

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A Few Words On The Duchess Of Cambridge’s Future Title(s)

Popular coverage of the monarchy often leaves a lot to be desired, but the recent spate of articles about the Duchess of Cambridge’s future titles have been examples of online journalism at its worst. Take this headline from The Daily … Continue reading

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Behind The Crown: The Truth About Prince Philip’s Title

I have been a fan of The Crown since it first started airing on Netflix. While the show primarily focuses on the private lives of the Royal Family, legal/constitutional issues do serve as plot points from time to time. This … Continue reading

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