Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 2 months ago

How can a person be a sir and a prince?

Because there is a person in this section who thinks he is a sir and a prince

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  • F
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    We had to call our teachers “sir” ( all boys school , no female teachers before you ask) at school in the 70s.

    We had a Mr Knight but no Mr Prince.

  • Rico
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Any male may be addressed as 'Sir'.  Men who hold knighthoods are by custom titled 'Sir “Givenname” ‘.  Where a person holds both the the rank of HRH Prince and a knighthood, he would be referred to as a prince.

    In 1947, for one day only, Philip Mountbatten held the HRH, and was a knight, but was neither a prince or duke.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Kenneth's bottom has been the target of the Royal Family, for many a year, by now, and they let him keep his bedsit.

  • 2 months ago

    NO!!! 

    People on Yahoo Answers incorrectly quote 'Sir Prince Philip'.  His correct title is  'His Royal Highness (HRH) The Prince Philip'.

    Anyone with the title 'Sir' is a commoner. e.g. Sir Alex Ferguson'.  He is NOT Prince Alex.  

    However, the royal family have let it be known  that on first meeting any one of them , then they should be addressed by their proper title. Then in the subsequent conversation with them, then they are quite happy with 'Sir' or 'Ma'am' (Madam). It is probably from this that people get confused over his title.  

    So if you write a letter to Prince Philip , then you address him as 'Your Royal Highness' NOT 'Dear (Prince)Phil'. Correspondingly, if you write to Sir Alex Ferguson, then you address him as 'Dear Sir Alex,' 

    It is subtle difference between the aristocracy and commoners. 

    The Queen/King = Your Majesty . 

    The Queen consort/Prince consort  = Your Majesty/ Royal Highness

    Other members of the Royal Family = Your Royal Highness 

    Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Marquess, and Barons = Your Grace

    Knights(Wives of knights) = Dear Sir(Lady) (first name)

    Commoners = Dear Mr/Mrs (Surname)

    It is in the best tradition of good manners. 

    Hope that helps!!!!

     

     

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    maybe he understands his worth better than others do? I say this bc I too have called a couple of men prince and sir. They were both beautiful handsome men with quite the personality(ies) very within the normalities. Aspiring professional men who were great and consoling. 

  • 2 months ago

    Shirly, that is just a nickname.

  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Nobody can, nobody is

  • 2 months ago

    Of course. Mr Rabbit gave Sir Prince Philip a knighthood. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Prince Philip has a knighthood so he is Sir Prince Philip whether the royalists like it or not.

  • 2 months ago

    If that is what he thinks then fine, no harm done. Not sure if it can be a thing in real life, but he must be happy with it.

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