Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Strange question...

But it's been bothering me.

How come Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip, is just a prince? Doesn't he automatically become King because she's Queen?

Royalty confuses me.

4 comments:

Andria said...

It's because he is a consort. Or, the spouse of a queen. He was from Denmark, I believe... he can be a royal highness, but never a king.

Holly said...

Nope....exactly what Andria said.

Jessica said...

thats EXACTLY what I was going to say. I love surrounding myself with people of the same educational aptitude.

Erika said...

Yep, a king would outrank a queen so he can never been king. But if a man ascends to the throne, he's king and his wife is the queen - although technically a queen consort, but it's rarely referred to as that. Don't you love patriarchy?

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