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    The Royal Family is shared between the Commonwealth realms; this article focuses on the perspective

    ofUnited Kingdom. For information on the Royal Family in the other realms, seeIn other

    Commonwealth realms.

    The Royal Family of the

    United Kingdomand the

    other Commonwealth realms

    HM The Queen

    HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    HRH The Prince of WalesHRH The Duchess of Cornwall

    o HRH The Duke of CambridgeHRH The Duchess of Cambridge

    oHRH Prince Harry of Wales

    HRH The Princess Royal HRH The Duke of York

    o HRH Princess Beatrice of Yorko HRH Princess Eugenie of York

    HRH The Earl of WessexHRH The Countess of Wessex

    o Viscount Severno Lady Louise Windsor

    HRH The Duke of Gloucester,_Duke_of_Edinburgh,_Duke_of_Edinburgh,_Prince_of_Wales,_Prince_of_Wales,_Duchess_of_Cornwall,_Duchess_of_Cornwall,_Duke_of_Cambridge,_Duke_of_Cambridge,_Duchess_of_Cambridge,_Duchess_of_Cambridge,_Princess_Royal,_Princess_Royal,_Duke_of_York,_Duke_of_York,_Earl_of_Wessex,_Earl_of_Wessex,_Countess_of_Wessex,_Countess_of_Wessex,_Viscount_Severn,_Viscount_Severn,_Duke_of_Gloucester,_Duke_of_Gloucester,_Duke_of_Gloucester,_Viscount_Severn,_Countess_of_Wessex,_Earl_of_Wessex,_Duke_of_York,_Princess_Royal,_Duchess_of_Cambridge,_Duke_of_Cambridge,_Duchess_of_Cornwall,_Prince_of_Wales,_Duke_of_Edinburgh
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    or with their other titles of honour; that save as aforesaid the titles of Royal Highness, Highness or

    Serene Highness, and the titular dignity of Prince and Princess shall cease except those titles already

    granted and remaining unrevoked; and that the grandchildren of the sons of any such Sovereign in the

    direct male line (save only the eldest living son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales) shall have the

    style and title enjoyed by the children of Dukes.

    In 1996, Her Majesty The Queen modified these Letters Patent, as was evidenced by this Notice from

    the London Gazette:

    The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm dated 21st August

    1996, to declare that a former wife (other than a widow until she shall remarry) of a son of a Sovereign

    of these Realms, of a son of a son of a Sovereign and of the eldest living son of the eldest son of The

    Prince of Wales shall not be entitled to hold and enjoy the style, title or attribute of Royal Highness.

    In 2013 Letters Patent were issued to extend a title and a style borne by members of the Royal Family to

    additional persons to be born, evidenced bythis Noticefrom the London Gazette:[2]

    The QUEEN has been pleased by Letters Patent under theGreat Seal of the Realmdated 31 December

    2012 to declare that all the children of the eldest son of The Prince of Wales should have and enjoy the

    style, title and attribute of Royal Highness with the titular dignity of Prince or Princess prefixed to their

    Christian names or with such other titles of honour.

    Members and relatives of the British Royal Family historically represented the monarch in various places

    throughout theBritish Empire, sometimes for extended periods asviceroys, or for specific ceremonies

    or events. Today, they often perform ceremonial and social duties throughout the United Kingdom and

    abroad on behalf of the United Kingdom. Aside from the monarch, their only constitutional role in the

    affairs of government is to serve, if eligible and when appointed by letters patent, as aCounsellor ofState, two or more of whom exercise the authority of the Crown (within stipulated limits) in the

    indisposal or absence from the British realm of the monarch. In the otherrealms of the Commonwealth

    royalty do not serve as Counsellors of State. However in each such realm the monarch's family members

    may act on behalf of, are funded by, and represent the sovereign of that particular state, and not the

    United Kingdom.[citation needed]

    The Queen, her consort, her children and grandchildren, as well as all former sovereigns' children and

    grandchildren hold places in the first sections of the official orders of precedence inEngland and Wales,

    Scotland, andNorthern Ireland. Wives of the said enjoy their husbands' precedence, and husbands of

    princesses are unofficially but habitually placed with their wives as well. However, the Queen changed

    the private order of precedence in the Royal Family in favour of Princesses Anne and Alexandra, who

    henceforth take private precedence over the Duchess of Cornwall, who is otherwise the realm's highest

    ranking woman after the Queen herself.[3][4]

    She did not alter the relative precedence of other born-

    princesses, such as the daughters of her younger sons.
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    List of members

    The Royal Family on the balcony ofBuckingham Palaceafter the annualTrooping the Colourin 2012.

    This is a list of current members of the Royal Family who bear the style ofMajestyorRoyal Highness:

    HMThe Queenand HRHThe Duke of Edinburgh(herhusband)o TRHThe Prince of WalesandThe Duchess of Cornwall[5](The Queen's eldest son and his

    second wife)

    TRHThe DukeandDuchess of Cambridge(The Prince of Wales' elder son and hiswife)

    HRHPrince Harry of Wales(The Prince of Wales' younger son)o HRHThe Duke of York(The Queen's second son)

    HRHPrincess Beatrice of York(The Duke of York's elder daughter) HRHPrincess Eugenie of York(The Duke of York's younger daughter)

    o TRHThe EarlandCountess of Wessex(The Queen's third son and his wife) Viscount Severn(The Earl and Countess of Wessex's son) The Lady Louise Windsor(The Earl and Countess of Wessex's daughter)

    o HRHThe Princess Royal(The Queen's daughter) TRHThe DukeandDuchess of Gloucester(The Queen's cousin and his wife) TRHThe DukeandDuchess of Kent(The Queen's cousin and his wife) TRHPrinceandPrincess Michael of Kent(The Queen's cousin and his wife),_Duke_of_Edinburgh,_Duke_of_Edinburgh,_Duke_of_Edinburgh,_Prince_of_Wales,_Prince_of_Wales,_Prince_of_Wales,_Duchess_of_Cornwall,_Duchess_of_Cornwall,_Duchess_of_Cornwall,_Duchess_of_Cornwall,_Duke_of_Cambridge,_Duke_of_Cambridge,_Duke_of_Cambridge,_Duchess_of_Cambridge,_Duchess_of_Cambridge,_Duchess_of_Cambridge,_Duke_of_York,_Duke_of_York,_Duke_of_York,_Earl_of_Wessex,_Earl_of_Wessex,_Earl_of_Wessex,_Countess_of_Wessex,_Countess_of_Wessex,_Countess_of_Wessex,_Viscount_Severn,_Viscount_Severn,_Princess_Royal,_Princess_Royal,_Princess_Royal,_Duke_of_Gloucester,_Duke_of_Gloucester,_Duke_of_Gloucester,_Duchess_of_Gloucester,_Duchess_of_Gloucesterhtt...


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