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Royal titles - synonyms or related words

Defender of the Faith

a title used by all English kings and queens since Henry VIII

H.R.H.

abbreviation

His Royal Highness: the formal title of a prince

H.R.H.

abbreviation

Her Royal Highness: the formal title of a princess

ma’am

noun

spoken

British

used for talking to a queen, princess, etc. or to a woman of high rank in the police or the military

the Prince of Wales

a title given to the first son of the British king or queen

the Queen

an informal name for Her Majesty the Queen, the queen of the U.K.

the Queen Mother

the mother of the present king or queen of a country

R.

abbreviation

king or queen: used after the name of the British King or Queen on official signs or documents

Regina

noun

British

formal

used in documents after the name of the British queen who is ruling

Rex

a title written after the name of a king, used in official documents and on coins

sire

old-fashioned

an old word used for talking to a king

sovereign

noun

formal

a king, or a queen

Your/His/Her Highness

used for talking to or about a king, queen, prince, or princess

Your/His/Her Majesty

used for talking formally to or about a king or queen

Your/His/Her Royal Highness

used for addressing or referring to a member of a royal family, especially a prince or princess

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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