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


  • Pregnant duchess attends charity gala
    The Duchess of Cambridge makes her second solo public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy, by appearing at a gala for the charity Action for Addiction. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
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    Britain's Duchess Catherine "couldn't be more proud" of the "life-changing" work charity Action on Addiction is doing to help people. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
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    Britain's Duchess Catherine will take part in her third royal duty is as many days tonight (23.10.14) when she attends Action on Addiction's Autumn Gala Evening dinner in London. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'

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