an honorific of Monarchs, usually Kings or Emperors

Majesty is an English word from the Latin: maiestas, meaning greatness. It is a style of address. It is often used when directly addressing or referring to a monarch.[1] The plural form is Their Majesties.[2] The style ranks above Royal Highness.

Examples of modern usage

  1. His Majesty King Philippe of the Belgians.
  2. His Majesty King Charles of the United Kingdom.
  3. His Majesty King Felipe of Spain.

Examples of past usage




  1. Huma Khan (April 1, 2009). "Royal Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts When Meeting Her Majesty". ABC News. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  2. Ambassador Mary Mel French, United States Protocol: The Guide to Official Diplomatic Etiquette (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010), p. 116