Fantasy Guide to Addressing Nobility

It can be hard to remember how to properly address your noble or royal characters when writing a fantasy court. Here is a quick guide:

1. King/Queen:

Usually addressed as either “Your Grace” or “Your Majesty”. Consort (married to a ruler and not reigning in their own right) can be addressed the same. Sire or Madam can be used also.

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2. Prince/Princess:

They are addressed as “Your Highness”. They are NEVER addressed the same as a King or Queen

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3. Duke/Duchess:

These are addressed with “Your Grace”. This was a common term also used by royalty before Henry VIII got to big for his codpiece.

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4. Earl (Count)/Countess:

Are almost never referred as the “Earl of Narnia” but “Lord Narnia”.

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5. Lord/Lady:

An easy one. They are called “My Lord” or “My Lady”.

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6. Emperor/Empress:

These may be equal to a King/Queen for status but the have a grander title. They are only addressed as “Your Imperial Highness/Majesty”

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I hope this helps when writing your court or fantasy novel.

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This is the protagonist, Yugi.

His Dad is always out on business and is never home. This is his mother.

She showed up in a total of one episode and doesn’t seem to have much involvement in his life aside from proving Yugi wasn’t formed in a test tube somewhere.

Yugi is really raised by his Grandpa, Sugoroku.

He used to be an avid gambler in his wilder days (but he won all the time, so everyone treats it as a healthy hobby). He seems to have a liberal policy regarding child rearing, so that’s why Yugi can go on adventures with no real consequence to his home life. Why so many adventures? Well, it’s because he’s inhabited by a Pharaoh.

This is Atem. You get to see him as a baby in the show, but his mother is not shown, so we just assume his father had relations with the hedgehog-headed goddess of fertility off screen. This is his dad, Pharaoh Akhenamkhanen.

He left Atem a legacy and gave him some kingly advice before his passing, but he also (unknowingly) gave the order to massacre an entire village in order to create magical jewelry. This massacre was initiated and led by his brother, Priest Akhenaden.

He is the father of this guy, Priest Set.

Akhenaden took control of his son’s mind and forsook his own humanity to serve Egyptian Cthulhu.

Oh, and that entire massacre I mentioned earlier? It led to the creation of this guy.

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