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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.

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  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