Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Redux: "with the status of a Princess"

Just an update:   the question why the duchess of Cambridge is a princess was answered in 1923 by King George V's Private Secretary, Lord Stamfordham,  when the question was asked about the position of the new Duchess of York (nee the Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon)

Reporters had broached the question to Buckingham Palace, and Lord Stamfordham released this statement:

"In accordance with the settled general rule that a wife takes the status of her husband Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on her marriage has become Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York with the status of a Princess."




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