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A prince consort is the husband of a queen regnant who is not himself a king in his own right. In recognition of his status, a prince consort may be given a formal title, such as Prince
Prince
or Prince
Prince
Consort, with Prince
Prince
being the most common. However, most monarchies do not have formal rules on the styling of princes consort, thus they may have no special title. Few monarchies use the title of King
King
Consort.

Contents

1 Usage in Europe 2 Usage in imperial China 3 See also 4 References

Usage in Europe[edit] Prince
Prince
Consort (capitalized) is a formal title, and Prince
Prince
Albert is the only spouse of a British queen to have held it. The title was awarded to him in 1857 by his wife, Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
(reigned 1837–1901). In 2005, Prince
Prince
Henrik, the spouse of Margrethe II of Denmark, was awarded the title, but in 2016, he announced that he objected to it and would not be using it. Prince
Prince
Philip, Duke
Duke
of Edinburgh (prince consort of Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms) is a Prince
Prince
of the United Kingdom but is not titled as Prince
Prince
Consort. The distinction between the title of prince consort and king is very important in the British patriarchal hierarchical system. Within this hierarchy, the king holds a higher position in the British social hierarchy. Thus, more power is attributed to him. In cases where the hereditary monarch is female, such as Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne in 1837, power is attributed to the queen, for she holds the highest position in the absence of a king.[1] Neither the descriptive phrase princess consort nor the title of Princess
Princess
Consort has yet been used in Western monarchies, since dynastic wives of kings have instead been styled as queen consort, often with the title of Queen. However, Clarence House
Clarence House
has announced that if Charles, Prince
Prince
of Wales, becomes monarch of the United Kingdom, his second wife, Camilla, Duchess
Duchess
of Cornwall, will have the title of Princess
Princess
Consort rather than Queen.[2] Usage in imperial China[edit] The imperial Chinese title of fuma (simplified Chinese: 驸马; traditional Chinese: 駙馬; pinyin: fùmǎ), and its Manchu equivalent e'fu (simplified Chinese: 额驸; traditional Chinese: 額駙; pinyin: é'fù), are sometimes translated as "prince consort". This was originally an office of the imperial household, later evolving into the title reserved for husbands of imperial princesses. These princes consort could hold other offices and titles in their own right. See also[edit]

King
King
consort Queen consort List of British consorts

References[edit]

^ Klein, P. (2017). KINGS & QUEENS. Library Journal, 142(8), 37-39. ^ "Announcement of the marriage of HRH The Prince
Prince
of Wales and Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles". www.princeofwales.gov.uk. TRH The Prince
Prince
of Wales and The Duchess
Duchess
of Cornwall. February 10, 2005. Retrieved July 15, 2017. Mrs Parker Bowles will use the title HRH The Duchess
Duchess
of Cornwall after marriage. It is intended that Mrs Parker Bowles should use the title HRH The Princess
Princess
Consort when The Prince
Prince
of Wales accedes to

.