Titles

Titles and ranks, military and royalty, business too.

Photo of a statue of a king.
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A king is the male ruler of a country or empire. Kings and queens are born or married into their positions, not voted in by the people. You cannot choose to become a king.

Photo of knights in armour
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Knights were "gentleman soldiers", a kind of noble warrior who lived a long time ago in Europe. They wore plate armour, carried a sword, and rode a horse.

Photo of a lord
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A Lord is a man of high rank such as a king, a magnate or the owner of a manor. You cannot choose to become a Lord, you are born to it.

A prince is the son of a king or queen. You can also become a prince by marrying a princess.

Photo of Princess Diana.
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A princess is the daughter of a king or queen. You can also become a princess by marrying a prince.

Photo of the Queen
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A Queen is the female ruler of a country or empire. You can become a Queen either by marrying a King or by being born into the position, not by being voted in by the people. You cannot choose to become a Queen. A man cannot become a King by marrying a Queen, he simply becomes a Queen's consort, and a woman who has become Queen by marriage stops being a Queen when her husband dies.