Honorifics in case of skipping title
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on December 05, 1997 at 19:51:04:
In response to A question about honorific useage, written by Woodhouse on December 05, 1997 at 12:17:26
] What happens when an earldom passes from a nobleman directly to his grandson? Specifically, do the granddaughters, the sisters of the new earl, receive the honorific of Lady?
] Certainly they would have received the honorific had the title passed first to their father, but what if he is dead??? They would not have been called Ladies as mere granddaughters of the earl, daughters of the heir, would they?
This very question was discussed on alt.talk.royalty, maybe a year or so ago, but unfortunately I don't remember with total certainty anymore what the answer was (I think it may have been that such persons could indeed derive an honorific from such an a relative who, though deceased, forms an intermediate link in the transmission of a title).
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