Duchess

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Duchess Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right

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  • the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right

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Duchess Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A Duke is someone part of nobility. In monarchies, like the UK, the title has legal status, and is inherited in the male line.

The first English dukes were created by Edward III in 1337, when he gave his eldest son, Edward, the Black Prince, the title of Duke of Cornwall.

Dukes are formally referred to as 'The Duke of (place name)', and addressed as "Your Grace". On State occasions, dukes rank below Royal Dukes, and above Earls. This is called the order of precedence, because in procession to the opening Parliament, or on other state occasions, they walk in order of their rank.

The office or position of a duke is called a dukedom.



Duchess Sample Sentences in News


  • Prince William: Duchess Kate Feeling 'So-So'
    Duchess Catherine was set to travel to Malta for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the country's independence, but was forced to stay in England due to severe morning sickness. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
  • Duchess Catherine's condition is 'up and down'
    Britain's Duchess Catherine is still feeling "so up and down" with severe morning sickness. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
  • Duchess Kate's pregnancy puts focus on ills of severe morning sickness
    Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy may protect the unborn baby — to a point. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'

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