By definition, an extinct peerage title can always be re-established by a Regnant Monarch. True or false?

6 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    That is pretty much true, but it would usually not

    be the same land and buildings of the original estate.

  • Clo
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    This is true for the United Kingdom.

  • Rico
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    True, an extinct title of the British peerage is always re established through the act of re-creation via Letters Patent.

  • No. A counter-example is the situation in the Uk. If a peerage becomes extinct, it is extinct. The same title may be used for a new creation, but it is a new peerage and the numbering would restart. E.g. Prince Augustus Frederick was created Duke of Sussex in 1801. When he died in 1843 his titles became extinct. When Prince Harry was created Duke of Sussex last year, he did not become the 2nd Duke of Sussex, he was the First Duke of Sussex, second creation.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Depends on the country, but in the UK titles routinely become extinct if there is no male heir, although a handful of titles can pass on the distaff side. The Duke of Sussex is the second time the title has been created, the first was in 1801 for one of George III's sons, who had no legitimate heirs to inherit the title and it was extinguished 42 years later. It was recreated by the monarch last year for her grandson. Some titles eg Duke of Windsor are unlikely to ever be recreated.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If a title is needed, the Monarch will usually pick one that is vacant - eg the Sussex and Cambridge titles.

    • Rico
      Lv 4
      3 weeks agoReport

      Sussex and Cambridge are no longer vacant

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