Princess consort

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Princess consort is an official title or an informal designation normally accorded to the wife of a sovereign prince. The title may be used for the wife of a king if the more usual designation of queen consort is not used.

More informally, it may even be used to describe the family position of any woman who marries royalty non-morganatically, if the rank she derives from that marriage is at least that of a princess (e.g., Grace Kelly was Princess Consort during marriage, whereas Liliane Baels and Countess Juliana von Hauke are not usually so described).

The "consort" is often dropped when speaking or writing of a princess consort and the term is only capitalised when the title is borne officially.

Currently, there are two princesses consort in Europe: Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein and Charlene, Princess of Monaco.

United Kingdom[edit]

It has been announced that the title is intended to be borne by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as an alternative to the traditional title of queen consort if her husband, Charles, Prince of Wales, becomes King of the United Kingdom,[1] although British law allows her to be titled and styled as her husband's equal.

Previously, all women married to British kings regnant (except Mary II who was a joint-sovereign) have become queens consort. In addition, the husband of Mary I of England, Philip, was made king consort.

Morocco[edit]

The consort of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Princess Lalla Salma, is styled as HRH the Princess Consort, the first Moroccan royal consort to receive any title.

Current princess consorts[edit]

Princess consort Countries Date Spouses
Marie
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 Liechtenstein 13 November 1989 Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein
Lalla Salma  Morocco 21 March 2002 Mohammed VI, King of Morocco
Charlene
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 Monaco 1 July 2011 Albert II, Prince of Monaco

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