List of English royal consorts

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An English royal consort was the spouse of the reigning king/queen of England (monarchs who ruled from 924 until England and Scotland joined together in 1707). The title held by a king's wife was usually "The Queen", the female equivalent of the king, and she shared certain formal privileges and responsibilities. However, unlike a queen regnant who was the ruler in her own right (such as Elizabeth I), a queen consort held no official power and played a largely ceremonial role, accompanied by the monarch on official engagements and receiving visiting heads of state.