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Old 03-10-2019, 05:26 PM
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I wonder if Viscount Severn will now use Forfar instead as that is the normal practice - to use their father's second title.

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I wouldn't think so, as Wessex and Forfar are the same degree of peerage. Courtesy titles are always a lower degree than the main title. It is quite possible that when the peerage leaves the royal family it will become "Earl of Wessex and Forfar" much as other titles have merged over the years, especially since the first holder of each is the same person.

I did see one speculation on another board and that is whether the new title has a remainder that is gender-neutral. That would mean that James would eventually get Wessex while Louise would get Forfar. I doubt it, but an interesting idea.
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:54 PM
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Interesting surprise for Edward's birthday. Does the earldom have any hereditary titles e.g. viscount or baron?
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:58 PM
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I did see speculation *elsewhere* and that is whether the new title has a remainder that is 'gender-neutral'. That would mean that Lord Severn would eventually get the Edinburgh/Wessex peerage while Lady Louise would get the Forfar one. I doubt it, but an interesting idea.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:45 PM
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Interesting surprise for Edward's birthday. Does the earldom have any hereditary titles e.g. viscount or baron?
Here's the official notice from the British Monarchy Website: https://www.royal.uk/title-earl-wessex. No additional subsidiary titles are mentioned.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:03 PM
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Just for curiosity: I wonder if Edward and his siblings (and first cousins) maintain contact with their maternal second cousins? (Bowes-Lyon family)
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:52 PM
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I did see speculation *elsewhere* and that is whether the new title has a remainder that is 'gender-neutral'. That would mean that Lord Severn would eventually get the Edinburgh/Wessex peerage while Lady Louise would get the Forfar one. I doubt it, but an interesting idea.
If it was simply a matter of creating a gender neutral title, they could have waited for the DOE. The DOE will have to be recreated for Edward. It could be recreated with a gender neutral inheritance at the time, allowing James to inherit Wessex and Louise DOE.

It would be great to see the future titles of the family created, like the throne, gender neutral. Like Meghan and Harry's title, considering how much of an advocate that meghan is for women's equality. But sadly the UK doesn't seem to be as advanced thinking as Spain is. It would be nice at least if it was male preference, but even that I doubt.
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I think wyevale meant to quote the second paragraph of LauraS3514's post #121.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:16 PM
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I think wyevale meant to quote the second paragraph of LauraS3514's post #121.
Okay Don't know how that has anything to do with my response. They were both referring to posts 'elsewhere'.

My reply would be same to both Laura and Wyevale, that its unlikely at best. And makes little sense as the DOE title will have to be recreated anyways, and it could be made gender neutral. No need for a different title.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:26 PM
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Okay Don't know how that has anything to do with my response.
My apologies for the misunderstanding, as the clarification wasn't intended to have anything to do with your response. The was meant for wyevale's partial quotation of Laura's post, which happened to be quoted in yours.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:51 PM
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My apologies for the misunderstanding, as the clarification wasn't intended to have anything to do with your response. The was meant for wyevale's partial quotation of Laura's post, which happened to be quoted in yours.
Then who was it meant for You pointed at my response. And you were clarifying it for someone. Was the random universe confused by Wyevale

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At least on a public/social level they would have grown up with some of their cousins around. The queen has been very close to Margaret Rhodes until her death. Margaret's daughter in law Susan is one of her ladies in waiting. Margaret and her children would have been likely a constant in the lives of the queen's kids growing up. Not sure about adult life.

Patrick Anson (son of the queen's first cousin Anne Bowes-Lyon) was a royal photographer including Charles' wedding. His ex-wife has served as an extra lady in waiting to Anne since the 1979. Patrick's sister Elizabeth has been a party planner for the queen for decades so would have interacted with her second cousins there. Elizabeth planned the dinner for the royal family the evening before the wedding of William and Kate for instance.

Many of their second cousins are much older (due to the queen mum being one of the youngest siblings).
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Does this new title mean a change in his children's titles ? Now and in the future ?
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:25 PM
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Just for curiosity: I wonder if Edward and his siblings (and first cousins) maintain contact with their maternal second cousins? (Bowes-Lyon family)
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At least on a public/social level they would have grown up with some of their cousins around. The queen has been very close to Margaret Rhodes until her death. Margaret's daughter in law Susan is one of her ladies in waiting. Margaret and her children would have been likely a constant in the lives of the queen's kids growing up. Not sure about adult life.

Patrick Anson (son of the queen's first cousin Anne Bowes-Lyon) was a royal photographer including Charles' wedding. His ex-wife has served as an extra lady in waiting to Anne since the 1979. Patrick's sister Elizabeth has been a party planner for the queen for decades so would have interacted with her second cousins there. Elizabeth planned the dinner for the royal family the evening before the wedding of William and Kate for instance.

Many of their second cousins are much older (due to the queen mum being one of the youngest siblings).
Jean Wills, older sister of Margaret Rhodes, served as a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret and was very close to the Queen Mother. In the Shawcross biography, there's a note from the Queen to her mother where says "it would make Jean and the two Margarets very happy" if the Queen Mother would use her cane. Jean actually suffered a fatal heart attack at Clarence House while having lunch with her aunt. Given the close relationship, it's very likely she spent time around both the Mountbatten-Windsor and Snowden children.

The Queen Mother was closest in age to her brother David. He was a frequent visitor and actually passed away at Birkhall while visiting his sister. David's children are often listed on guest lists for events like a service of thanksgiving for the Queen's birthday. Additionally, David's daughter-in-law became a lady-in-waiting to the Queen.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:41 PM
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Does this new title mean a change in his children's titles ? Now and in the future ?
Absolutely no change now, and the only change in the future will be when Edward becomes Duke of Edinburgh. Then James will move up to Earl of Wessex (but not The Earl of Wessex as James' title will only be a courtesy one.) Currently James will eventually inherit all of Edward's titles. Louise will remain Lady Louise for life unless she marries into a higher title. (Unless of course they do end up with the HRH they were entitled to under the 1917 Letters Patent of George V, but that is extremely unlikely...)
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:07 AM
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Forfar ? What for ?

It's traditional for the monarch's children to have three titles, Scots. English and Irish. Although for some reason the English title tends to be the one used by the media, which can very annoying.

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Well, that’s very nice. But can someone tell me where the hell The Queen get these titles from? I mean, if your gonna give your child a royal title, make it an attractive one. Forfar? Really?
Forfar is an old title.

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I wonder if Viscount Severn will now use Forfar instead as that is the normal practice - to use their father's second title.

As for Edward using it in Scotland what I have found interesting in the CC this year is that they haven't been using secondary titles at all other than for Charles e.g. William and Kate made a visit to Scotland and the CC didn't use Strathearn. The CC hasn't used Inverness for Andrew for about 20 years now. The CC didn't use Carrickfergus for the Cambridges on their recent visit to Northern Ireland. I would therefore expect the Wessexes to still be Wessex only when in Scotland in the CC.
It's a bit annoying that the English titles tend to be used at the expense of the others. In Scotland people tend to just say "Prince William" or "Prince Harry" rather than use the English title.
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It's traditional for the monarch's children to have three titles, Scots. English and Irish.
And Welsh not?
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Does this new title mean a change in his children's titles ? Now and in the future ?
Only in that when Prince Edward is the Duke of Edinburgh, his son could in theory use Earl of Forfar instead of Earl of Wessex as his courtesy title. However, it would be more traditional to use Earl of Wessex as it is the older peerage and the one by which his father was known.


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It's traditional for the monarch's children to have three titles, Scots. English and Irish. Although for some reason the English title tends to be the one used by the media, which can very annoying.
The norm is to use the peerage of the highest rank, that is, the dukedom. I suppose the question is why the dukedom is usually an English title.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:41 PM
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Countess of Wessex at the Opening Ceremony of the Commission of the Status of Women in the UN General Assembly today 11 March

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It's traditional for the monarch's children to have three titles, Scots. English and Irish. Although for some reason the English title tends to be the one used by the media, which can very annoying.



Forfar is an old title.



It's a bit annoying that the English titles tend to be used at the expense of the others. In Scotland people tend to just say "Prince William" or "Prince Harry" rather than use the English title.
The Dukedom of Edinburgh, the Dukedom of Connaught and Strathearn, the Dukedom of Clarence and Avondale, the Dukedom of Cumberland and Teviotdale, the Dukedom of Albany, etc. are examples of royal dukes with a Scottish dukedom as primary title.

But I agree, with the current royals known as Gloucester, Kent, Cornwall, York, Wessex, Cambridge, Sussex, Snowdon and Ulster, the Scots are left with the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl of St Andrews.

But okay, the plan is to make Edward Duke of Edinburgh in the future.
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Countess of Wessex at the Opening Ceremony of the Commission of the Status of Women in the UN General Assembly today 11 March

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So that’s Why the Wessexes weren’t at the commonwealth event today. I kept wondering.



Regarding the title? Honestly Forfar is a far better choice than what Harry got stuck with. Might explain why Harry got stuck with the dumbo name, Her Majesty was saving the better name for her son.

But I do wonder about this second Earldom, I hope it does not mean plans have changed for the Duke of Edinburgh title. IMO Edward and Sophie have proven their worth and deserve such the honor.
Granted though, it is a unique honor! I don't think any other royal child in modern history has been granted another title when not on their wedding day.
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Countess of Wessex at the Opening Ceremony of the Commission of the Status of Women in the UN General Assembly today 11 March
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Court Circular 10th March:
The Countess of Wessex this afternoon departed from Heathrow Airport, London, for the United States of America.
Mr. Alexander Stonor and Mrs. Angus Galletley are in attendance.
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