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. The plural form is Their Majesties. The style ranks above Royal Highness.
Examples of modern usageEdit
- His Majesty King Philippe of the Belgians.
- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom.
- His Majesty His Majesty King Juan Carlos. (King of Spain.
Examples of past usageEdit
- His Majesty King Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia. Referred to in British literature as Sardinian Majesty.
- His Majesty King Frederick II of Prussia.
- Huma Khan (April 1, 2009). "Royal Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts When Meeting Her Majesty". ABC News. Retrieved 15 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Ambassador Mary Mel French, United States Protocol: The Guide to Official Diplomatic Etiquette (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010), p. 116