Posted by Ann on June 29, 1997 at 16:32:53:
In reply to Re: Noblewomen posted by The Mysterious H.C. on June 27, 1997 at 16:38:28
] ] What happens when the crown wishes to honor (honour?) the achievements of a woman? For example, I believe I read somewhere that Maggie Thatcher is now "Lady Thatcher". Does her husband have to be elevated in order for her to receive the title?
] she holds the honour in her own right, independent of her huband, and does not in fact convey any rank to her husband (unlike wives of nobleman, who do receive rank from their husbands).
] Lady Thatcher is a life peer -- the title of baron/baroness was created for her own lifetime only, so it won't descend to her children...
I believe that her husband also holds the title of knight in his own right, so he should be Sir Dennis.
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