What title would the daughter of a princess hold?
Suppose the king has a sister and she has a daughter. What title would her daughter hold?
If the princess's husband were from another country, would she inherit a title in each country or only in her father's country?
- 1 decade ago
A woman can only inherit a title from her father and only can use a title equal to that of her husband's title. Or maybe be given a title in her own right.
A woman can be a princess if her father is the King. She can be The Duchess of Florida if her husband is the Duke of Florida (for example).
A man and neither can a woman receive a title from their mother. The only time that has happened is when the mother is a heir to a throne or a monarch (Queen Regnant, the same as King-in-her-own-right).
When Princess Elizabeth (now, Queen Elizabeth II) married Philip Mountbatten. He was created His Royal Highness Philip Mountbatten, The Duke of Edinburgh by his wife's father. Because she was the heir to the throne and her father new that without the father of his daughter's children being a royal that would make his grandchildren not royal. So with the title his children were able to be styled as royal princes/princesses. Without that title Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh's children would've been commoners until their mother was put on the throne. Do you get the idea? The father is the person that needed to be royal.
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone was married to the Earl of Athlone. The children were able to be styled as Lady or Lord. Not Prince and Princess. Their father was a peer not royal. Philip was created royal, so that Princess Elizabeth's children could bear a title...Source(s): History and Wikipedia
- The Dark SideLv 71 decade ago
In almost all monarchies, male precedence holds. So it would depend entirely on the title of the princess's husband, and the daughter of a princess gets her title (if she has one) from her father.
The usual practice in the UK is to make any man that marries a princess into an earl - Queen Elizabeth II's sister was Princess Margaret, her husband accepted the title of Earl of Snowdon, and so her daughter was Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones... Lady Sarah Chatto now that she is married. The Queen's daughter, Princess Anne, had a husband who didn't accept a royal title, so her daughter is Miss Zara Phillips.
It all depends as titles pass down the male line.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Whatever her FATHER'S title allowed her. For instance, the daughter of an EARL is a LADY.
Yeah, she could inherit from her father's country.
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- Bloody BrilliantLv 51 decade ago
- Tribe_ChiefLv 61 decade ago
"Duchess."Source(s): - Sir 'Bloody' Derrick, Lord of the Round Table.