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Old 03-08-2021, 12:14 PM
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Since the elder was the King, I doubt they would call him by his first name.
Yeah after 1901 surely it was, but how about those years overlapped, 1895-1901?
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Old 03-08-2021, 12:49 PM
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Yes you’d answer what I want to ask, I am curious about how QV and Queen Alexandra would call them
Well, it isn't on record that future-George VI was ever called anything other than Bertie, or Albert formally, not even to distinguish him from his grandfather. I could see Victoria perhaps using "Albert" or "young Albert" for him, but I think "young Bertie" is also a possibility. Or perhaps just "no, not you" for whichever one!

Alexandra was well-known for infantilizing her own children in addition to being slightly quirky and silly at times, so she may have even taken it into "Little Bertie" territory when he was not so little (she lived till he was thirty), or worse.
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:10 AM
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In the European monarchies, the most exclusive orders of knighthood are those that are awarded in a single class (or grade). Nowadays, orders that fall under that category include:

  1. The Order of the Garter and the Order of the Thistle in the United Kingdom.
  2. The Order of the Golden Fleece in Spain.
  3. The Order of the Elephant in Denmark.
  4. The Order of the Seraphim in Sweden.

Previously, the Order of the Annunziata in the Kingdom of Italy and the Order of the Holy Spirit in the Kingdom of France were also examples of orders in the same group. All five active orders listed above and awarded by reigning monarchs are actually pretty exclusive; however, as I have noted in a different post, there is a considerable difference in their numbers of current living members (excluding the Sovereign, but including members of the Royal Family and foreign Knights). According to the Wikipedia (possibly imprecise):

  1. Order of the Golden Fleece: 16 (including 2 Spanish royals and 10 foreign royals).
  2. Order of the Thistle: 19 (including 4 British royals).
  3. Order of the Garter: 38 (including 9 British royals and 8 foreign royals).
  4. Order of the Elephant: 66 (including 8 Danish royals and 34 foreign royals).
  5. Order of the Seraphim: 88 (including 17 Swedish royals and 35 foreign royals).
Those differences may be explained in part by the different policies each monarch uses to decorate: (i) presidents of republics; (ii) foreign Queens consort, princes consort, Crown Princes/Princesses, and other junior princes or princesses; (iii) first ladies of republics; and (iv) members of their own Royal Family or Royal House.

In the next post, I present a summary of the practice followed by the current monarchs of Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and by the current and the previous monarch of Spain, with a few doubts and questions I have, which hopefully more knowledgeable posters may be able to clarify (note that practice in other previous reigns may differ considerably).
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Old 04-01-2021, 11:35 AM
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In the next post, I present a summary of the practice followed by the current monarchs of Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and the current and the previous monarch of Spain, with a few doubts and questions I have, which hopefully more knowledgeable posters may be able to clarify (note that practice in past reigns may differ considerably).

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Old 05-17-2021, 03:18 AM
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May I ask, if female descendants of Windsors, like Princess Anne’s son Peter, wants to change his surname to Phillips-Windsor, do they need permission from The Queen?

Also, is Windsor must be put behind their original surname, like Mountbatten-Windsor ?
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Old 05-17-2021, 06:47 AM
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May I ask, if female descendants of Windsors, like Princess Anne’s son Peter, wants to change his surname to Phillips-Windsor, do they need permission from The Queen?

Also, is Windsor must be put behind their original surname, like Mountbatten-Windsor ?
You may be interested in reading and/or continuing the past discussions about this question in the thread Questions about British Styles and Titles:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...ml#post2344837
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forum...ml#post2284685
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Old 06-11-2021, 01:14 PM
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Yeah after 1901 surely it was, but how about those years overlapped, 1895-1901?
Actually, I just read the other day (in a book by Peter Townsend, of all people) that when he was born and it was known he was to be "Albert", his grandfather the then-Prince of Wales wrote to his son and daughter-in-law and said "You might like to call him 'Bertie'".

So while we may not know exactly how they were differentiated, we know who suggested/started it!
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Old 07-05-2021, 03:36 AM
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Royal Nicknames

May I ask is there any posts about The British Royal family members “Nickname through the Ages?”

I would like to know more about their nicknames from Queen Victoria’s”Drina”to nowadays.

If there are any posts about this, could any one tell me?

Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2021, 03:47 AM
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Not sure if Drina was really a long standing name for Victoria.. I think her mother called her "Vickelchen".. ie little Vicky...
Her daughter was called Vicky or *****.
Edward VII was called Bertie as was his grandson....
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Old 07-05-2021, 04:24 AM
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William's nickname when he was small was "Wombat".
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Old 07-05-2021, 05:50 AM
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Not sure if Drina was really a long standing name for Victoria.. I think her mother called her "Vickelchen".. ie little Vicky...
Her daughter was called Vicky or *****.
Edward VII was called Bertie as was his grandson....
Yes I know that, I am actually more interested to those “Side branches”like Victoria’s other children’s nickname, Louise, Princess Royal’s two daughter’s nickname something like that.
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Old 07-05-2021, 06:12 AM
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Yes I know that, I am actually more interested to those “Side branches”like Victoria’s other children’s nickname, Louise, Princess Royal’s two daughter’s nickname something like that.
Well, Helena was Lenchen, Beatrice was Bee, Louise (Duchess of Argylle) was Loosy. Some of hte grandchildren had pet names too, such as Willy for the German Kaiser, Moretta for his sister Victoria, Mossy for Margaret of Prussia and I think Sossi for Sophie Princess of Prussia.
Arthurs 2 daughters were called Daisy and Patsy....
Helena's children were Christian (Christle) Albert (Abby) Helena Victoria (THora) and I think Marie Louise was known as Louie.

The Waleses were Albert Victor (Eddy) George V (Georgie) Louise (Loo), Victoria (Toria) and I dont know if Maud had any nickname.
Re the children of Louise Duchess of Fife, I dont know of them being called by abbrevations or pet names...but they are not well known.

Alice had 7 children, most of whom had a pet name. Ernest was Urn, Friedrich Frittie, Elisabeth - Ella, Alix - Alicky, and Marie was May....
Alfred's daughters were Marie (Missy), Victoria Melita (Ducky) Alexandra (Sandra) and Beatrice (Baby Bee).
those are all I can remember for now....
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Old 07-05-2021, 06:54 AM
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Well, Helena was Lenchen, Beatrice was Bee, Louise (Duchess of Argylle) was Loosy. Some of hte grandchildren had pet names too, such as Willy for the German Kaiser, Moretta for his sister Victoria, Mossy for Margaret of Prussia and I think Sossi for Sophie Princess of Prussia.
Arthurs 2 daughters were called Daisy and Patsy....
Helena's children were Christian (Christle) Albert (Abby) Helena Victoria (THora) and I think Marie Louise was known as Louie.

The Waleses were Albert Victor (Eddy) George V (Georgie) Louise (Loo), Victoria (Toria) and I dont know if Maud had any nickname.
Re the children of Louise Duchess of Fife, I dont know of them being called by abbrevations or pet names...but they are not well known.

Alice had 7 children, most of whom had a pet name. Ernest was Urn, Friedrich Frittie, Elisabeth - Ella, Alix - Alicky, and Marie was May....
Alfred's daughters were Marie (Missy), Victoria Melita (Ducky) Alexandra (Sandra) and Beatrice (Baby Bee).
those are all I can remember for now....
Thanks for that! Queen maud of Norway was nicknamed”Harry”because of her tomboyish.
I knew one of Louise(Princess Royal)’s daughter, Maud was called Maudie.

Do you know Queen Victoria’s in-laws’ nicknames? I knew Queen Alexandra was called “Alix”,did others have?
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Old 07-05-2021, 07:12 AM
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Thanks for that! Queen maud of Norway was nicknamed”Harry”because of her tomboyish.
I knew one of Louise(Princess Royal)’s daughter, Maud was called Maudie.

Do you know Queen Victoria’s in-laws’ nicknames? I knew Queen Alexandra was called “Alix”,did others have?
Friedrich of Prussia was Fritz, Alexandra Edwards wife was Alix, Arthur's wife Louise was "Louischen", Henry Beatrice's husband was Liko, John Louise's husband I think was called Ian... I dont know of any others. Basically so many of the German royals were inter related and had the same names.. so there were many nicknames floating around
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Queen Margaretha of Denmark is called Daisy, is that a common nickname for the British RF too?
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:33 AM
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Queen Margaretha of Denmark is called Daisy, is that a common nickname for the British RF too?
She's called Daisy because she was named after her British grandmother. It is or once was a semi-common nickname for "Margaret", but there haven't really been any others royally.

Thora was additionally nicknamed "Snipe". First by her brothers, than Alix and her part of the family apparently picked it up.
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Alice had 7 children, most of whom had a pet name. Ernest was Urn, Friedrich Frittie, Elisabeth - Ella, Alix - Alicky, and Marie was May....
Alix was also called "Sunny" because as a child she had a happy disposition.
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Alternate History Question: W/o the Fall of France, does the Italian monarchy last?

Here's an interesting alternate history question for you: Without the 1940 Fall of France, does the Italian monarchy survive up to the present-day? Or does the Italian monarchy still eventually get overthrown once Fascism will collapse in Italy, possibly after Mussolini's death (which will probably be sometime between 1950 and 1980 in this scenario)?

Also, another question: If the Italian monarchy indeed survives up to the present-day, then the Savoy-Aosta branch are going to be the big losers since the Italian succession laws will almost certainly be changed in order to allow female succession and, unlike in a scenario where the Italian monarchy is already deposed, these legal changes are actually going to be legally binding in this scenario--correct? So, the Savoy-Aosta branch wouldn't even be able to legitimately *claim* the Italian throne with a straight face in a scenario where the Italian monarchy survives up to the present-day and eventually allows female succession, right? If so, this would be rather sad for them considering that they waited over a century to acquire the Italian throne--or at least to claim it.
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Monarchy survival, agnatic primogeniture, and morganatic marriage alternate history

Here's an interesting alternate history question for you: Had (much) more monarchies survived up to the present-day, which additional monarchies do you think would have kept agnatic primogeniture and/or a ban on morganatic marriages all of the way up to the present-day?

Personally, I think that both of these things would have had to go by now in most, if not all, European monarchies due to the spread of egalitarian principles throughout Europe in the 20th century, which I suspect would have still eventually happened to a significant extent even without the World Wars and even had much more European monarchies survived up to the present-day. (In fact, I would argue that not even France, in spite of its extremely long history of agnatic primogeniture, would have actually been an exception to this trend in the event that the French monarchy would have been restored in the early 1870s and subsequently survived all of the way up to the present-day.) Some European microstates might have been able to get away with avoiding making such changes by now, but probably not any major European countries. But I suspect that, say, Muslim, Asian, and African countries might have been different since feminism probably does not have as deeply rooted of a history there. This is why countries such as Japan, Jordan, and Morocco all retain agnatic primogeniture up to the present-day in real life, for instance--with there being (to my knowledge) not enough of an outrage about this for change to have actually been successfully done in regards to this yet. (Yes, Japan did consider allowing females to succeed to its throne in 2006, but that was only due to a shortage of males; once Prince Hisahito was born--the first male born to the Japanese Imperial Family in a whopping 41 years--these plans were immediately cancelled.)

Latin America would be a more interesting question if its monarchies would have survived since Latin America is full of developing countries but nevertheless has considerable Western cultural influence in regards to things such as feminism (not to mention LGBTQ+ rights!). So, I suspect that any surviving Latin American monarchies would have likewise felt compelled to eventually scrap agnatic primogeniture and/or a ban on morganatic marriages.

Anyway, what do you personally think about all of this?
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