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 Cornwall given snake skin handbag
    Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was presented with a snake skin handbag during the first day of her trip to Columbia with her husband Prince Charles. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall vows to do more to help victims of sexual violence
    The Duchess of Cornwall declared herself 'humbled' by the courage of a group of brave Colombian rape victims during an exclusive chat with MailOnline. She and Prince Charles are currently in Colombia. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'
  • Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Second Baby in April
    Duchess of Cambridge, center, holds Prince George as he points to a butterfly on Prince William's hand, at the Natural History Museum in London. The couple are expecting their second child in April following the birth of Prince George in July last year. Read more on this news related to 'Duchess'

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