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Old 10-30-2016, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
Dukedom, not duchy, because there's no actual geographic jurisdiction that accompanies the title.

Not true. Members of the royal family are often granted such a title upon marriage, but there's no rule that says that they have to be married.
Yeah, I skimmed to see if there were any unmarried dukes in modern history and didn't see any but it was by no means an exhaustive search. Plenty of single earls, though.

By coincidence, minutes ago I caught a show on Dumfries Estate and all the Duke of Rothesay's efforts meant to its renovation and reorganization. His titles were used alternately and interchangeably by those interviewed, the majority of whom were Scots. It's rarely underscored in US media that Charles has real status in a country other than England.