Talk:Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen

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Why are we breaking the law?[edit]

She was in effect only the titular Crown Princess of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia, since the titles of nobility were abolished in these countries and law forbids their usage.

So, if the law forbids the use of these titles, what are we doing according her such a title? -- 202.142.129.66 (talk) 02:03, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Is Wikipedia bound by the laws of Austria? Of course it is not bound by any law. Otherwise, Wikipedia would not be able to mention any criticism of (for example) the King or Queen of Thailand, thanks to lèse majesté, nor any criticism of Ali Khamenei, thanks to the Blasphemy law in Iran. Anyway, I believe the article should now be moved to Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen in order to be consistent with articles about other princesses but there is nothing wrong with referring to her as Archduchess Regina because that's how English language sources refer to her. Surtsicna (talk) 18:51, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I don't believe that the laws of Austria forbid other people from calling Regina "Crown Princess of Austria". I think it is more in terms of the person's own legal identity IN Austria. By the way, photos from Regina lying in state show a photograph off to the side with the caption Erzherzogin Regina. I think the article now should be titled Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen as well. Seven Letters 00:38, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
I agree. A move to Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen would now be best. Ruby2010 (talk) 04:16, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Move to Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Page moved. Ucucha 00:35, 21 February 2010 (UTC)



Regina, Crown Princess of AustriaPrincess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen — The titles of articles about deceased princesses usually (almost always actually) use their pre-marital royal title. Therefore, the article should be moved in order to be consistent with other related articles. Surtsicna (talk) 11:56, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Support While I wish that we could avoid looking as though we are acting in callous and indecorous haste, having the patience to wait discreetly until she is re-united in death with her consort (who was too infirm too attend her funeral) and, as expected, disinterred from her temporary resting place with her Saxon ancestors, and re-entombed with him in the Kaisergruft along with the other heads of the House of Habsburg and their consorts, but I realize that eager-beavers would either try to move or come to challenge the location of her article. So we might as well comply with usual WP practice now. FactStraight (talk) 16:09, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Move to comply with WP, to continue consistency with similar articles. Ruby2010 (talk) 23:48, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.72.227.125 (talk) 08:27, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
    • Unexplained vote = irrelevant comment. Surtsicna (talk) 12:12, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.