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Offline RoyalWatcher

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Re: Dukedoms of the realms of England, Scotland, GB, Ireland and the UK.
« Reply #105 on: August 29, 2011, 04:01:23 PM »
Hi CHRISinUSA, thank you for your reply. I thought as much, but needed to verify to be quite sure that that poster was wrong. In that same BBC article you provided a link for, there is a call-out, which states:

Scottish Royal titles
    * Prince William and Catherine are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn;
    * Prince Charles uses the title the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland. He also has the titles Earl of Carrick and Baron Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland;
    * Camilla is known as the Duchess of Rothesay;
    * Prince Andrew has the title Earl of Inverness.

I can see where that poster would be completely mislead. The "Scottish Royal titles" heading and the accompanying bulleted text: "Prince William and Catherine are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn." No they are not. They are known as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the Earldom of Strathearn being a subsidiary title and one in which they personally would never use.

Also, look at how they made reference to Prince Andrew's title: "Prince Andrew has the title Earl of Inverness." That's the language the BBC should have used for Prince William's Scottish title, but they didn't. Strange.

I'm actually quite surprised that the venerable BBC would allow a mistake like this to go through. Well, I view it as a mistake and very misleading. Where are the editors for online content these days? It is getting worse and worse in my opinion.
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Re: Dukedoms of the realms of England, Scotland, GB, Ireland and the UK.
« Reply #106 on: August 30, 2011, 07:45:55 AM »
After your post I re-read the article and yes, now I can see how someone could easily misinterpret what was said.  And yes, the BBC should be spanked thoroughly for their sloppy choice of words.  True news journalism seems to be eroding steadily these days.  I've stopped counting how many times I've heard or read something on CNN that stops me in my tracks, wondering if I've accidentally stumbled into onto a tabloid website.

But I digress. 

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Re: Dukedoms of the realms of England, Scotland, GB, Ireland and the UK.
« Reply #107 on: September 21, 2012, 10:15:21 PM »

The Dowager Duchess of Northumberland died peacefully - aged 90 - at the Percy Family Albury estate,Alnwick Castle.

Born Lady Elisabeth Montague Douglas Scott she was the daughter of the 8th Duke of Buccleuch
and married Hugh Percy,the 10th Duke of Northumberland

Alnwick Castle might be known to many as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movies..
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Re: Dukedoms of the realms of England, Scotland, GB, Ireland and the UK.
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2012, 06:38:58 AM »
I once met the Dowager Duchess and the late Duke (name-dropping here!) The Duke was honorary Colonel of the Territorial unit I was in and when invited to a mess dinner explained that his doctor had forbidden him to go out in the evening, so held a sherry party in his drawing room instead. He and the Duchess were both dear old things, but their youngest son, James, seemed a bit vague. He was about to go to a university interview, so I asked him what subject he was planning to read, whereupon he said he couldn't remember!

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