HRH The latest season of The Crown, along with the royal engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, is now available on Netflix, a popular topic of royal family conversation.

We’ve explored this great empire for all the royal terminology you need to know, just for the Royal Wedding next spring.

1. Abdiket – ‘If a king or queen renounces, he ceases to be king or queen.’

Example: Edward VIII resigned in 1936 to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson.

2. Acquisition – ‘Acquisition is the act of taking a position as the ruler of a country.’

Example: The 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

3. Blue blood – ‘royal or noble dynasty.’

Example: Prince Charles married Diana Spencer, a woman of blue blood who descended from the elite.

4. Commonwealth – ‘A union of sovereign states, almost all of which at one time were dependent on the UK.’

Example: Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh begin their tour of the Commonwealth.

5. Concert – ‘Spouse of a ruling emperor.’

Example: The Duke of Edinburgh is the wife of Elizabeth II.

6. Crown Prince / Princess – ‘Male or female heir to a sovereign throne.’

Example: The Prince of Wales is the Crown Prince of the United Kingdom.

7. Dowry – ‘A widow who has property or has a degree from her husband.’

Example: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the dowry queen of George VI.

8. Hereditary – ‘Able to descend or descend to future generations on the basis of inheritance.’

Example: The title of King or Queen of the United Kingdom is hereditary.

9. HRH – ‘His (or Her) Royal Highness.’

Example: His Royal Highness The Princess resides in Royal Gatcombe Park.

10. Monarchist – ‘If anyone has monarchist ideas, they believe there should be a king in their country, like a king or queen.’

Example: The royalists are excited to hear the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle.

11. Title – ‘Whose title is followed by a title like’ Lord ‘,’ Lady ‘,’ Sir ‘, or’ Princess’, indicating that he has a high position in the society.

Example: Prince Harry could be given a title in recognition of his marriage.

12. Sovereign – ‘A person exercising supreme authority, especially an emperor’.

Example: Queen Elizabeth II is sovereign.

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