Template talk:Hanoverian Royal Family

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None of these people in this box have "HRH" and such prefixes[edit]

This is false information.Smeat75 (talk) 01:03, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Of course it's not. "H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover. The Princess married His Royal Highness Prince Ernst of Hanover in the Princes Palace. This union resulted in the birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Hanover on July 20, 1999." The British Order in Council issued in order to allow them to marry also refers to him as "His Royal Highness Prince Ernst August Albert of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg". Such styles are used. Surtsicna (talk) 08:31, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
There has not even been such a place as the Kingdom of Hanover since 1866! And all German royal titles were abolished in 1919. Nevertheless if that one person, Ernst Prince of Hanover (which is just his last name, not a title) were still to be referred to with those honorific prefixes that might be OK but none of those other people should be, it is false. I changed the template to "House of Hanover" and removed those honorific prefixes, it was reverted, I tagged the template, it was removed and I was asked to stop being disruptive, so I am going to tag every article that this infobox appears in for accuracy and neutrality.Smeat75 (talk) 14:20, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
So what? That is your personal point of view. The USA has never been a monarchy, yet some of its citizens were known as Emperor Norton and Queen Latifah. There's even this one guy known as Prince! Please understand that Wikipedia is not bound in this regard by any national laws. If biographers and sources in general refer to these people as princes and princesses, so do we. As simple as that. Surtsicna (talk) 15:31, 22 November 2013 (UTC)