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Questions tagged [royalty]

For questions about royal/ruling families and lines of succession

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What would the wife of a Queen be called? [closed]

I'm my novel there is a Queen who is marrying another woman. Titles in my story are based on the English monarchy but this has never happened before. What title would the queens wife be given? And ...
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What are ways to destroy a country's government/monarchy by using the underground/black market/illegal doings? [closed]

I'm creating a story in which the main characters want nothing more than the complete and absolute downfall of an entire country, starting from the top and its royalty all the way to the corruption of ...
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What would the rules of succession be if the crown matrimonial was involved?

I'm writing a story that involves the death of a king. The king was married, and had granted his spouse the crown matrimonial, allowing them to rule jointly. (I'm pretty sure this is how this works, ...
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What would a royal wedding on a ship in the 18th century have been like? [closed]

What would a royal wedding from the 18th century would look like? Just imagine that a prince must get married fast and the kingdom decides that the wedding will be on a ship, could it be possible?: ...
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How does Royal succession work if Crown Prince thought to be dead turns up alive many years later? [duplicate]

I've got 3 princes in my story. Their father the king is STILL ALIVE. Royalty & succession is set up like standard British & European systems. The eldest son (the Crown Prince) went off to war ...
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Is a political union the only union that allows one country to be another's guarantor?

Editing this question to word it better. I don't know if it's a unique dilemma or a silly premise, but it looks like I need more guidance than I thought. I'm not a history buff and kingdom/state ...
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A King's son is born after the King has died and his brother has inherited [closed]

Assuming standard medieval "firstborn son or next closest male relative" inheritance. A King (A) dies without heir. His Brother (B) inherits the throne. 8 months later the dead King's (A's) wife ...
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What royal title can an absolutistic ruler have? [closed]

The world is based on the old norse and 13th century Europe culture (northern places, names and climate and Europian titles, castles and technology). In this world an organized group of people resists ...
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Alternative Systems of Monarchy Succession [closed]

Looking for any alternative systems of hereditary monarchy. Know that the first-born son was generally the accepted back in the day & that England just instituted first-born of any sex. There's ...
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How could royals walk in order to wear out shoes to prove they could afford it?

I’m looking at ways the nobility of my world could go about displaying their wealth and it occurred to me that they might intentionally adopt a way of walking that would wear out the soles of their ...
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How to discourage infighting for royalty (in regards to succession)?

Okay, so a kingdom has this rule: Whoever is the oldest person who was the son of a previous king is the king. This mostly passes the throne between brothers and cousins. My question is, how do you ...
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Unifying Empires

I'm writing about an OC's home empire for a short bio, and I am completely baffled as to what would happen when she marries her husband, who is the heir to the throne of a different empire. Would it ...
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What do you call a son of a Lord? [closed]

In a typical feudal society where lords preside over their domains and each lordship is inherited by the son I know it's typical for their children to also have titles. However I'm unclear on the ...
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In a typical line of succession who has priority?

My society has a typical line of succession (like the UK monarchy before a female child was given equal status). The eldest son has priority, followed by other sons followed by his daughters. ...