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


  • Duchess of Cambridge makes final pre-baby appearance
    The Duchess of Cambridge has made her last scheduled public appearance before retiring to await the birth of her next child, due in April. She wore a pink coat by Mulberry as she and her husband visited first a community center in southeast London and then the XLP Arts Project and... Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
  • Duchess of Cambridge: Kate Middleton Makes Final Public Appearance Before Baby Arrives
    The Duchess of Cambridge, also known as Kate Middleton, made her last public appearance this week, before the arrival of her and Prince William’s second baby next month. She and the prince took a tour of the Stephen Lawrence Centre, … Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
  • Duchess of Cambridge makes final public appearance before second baby
    Aileen Graef LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- The duchess of Cambridge made a final appearance at a community center in South London before giving birth to her second child due in April. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'

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