How do you become a duke?
There are three ways to become a duke. 1. You inherit the title from a male family member. 2. You perform a great service for a monarch. 3. In certain nations such as France, the land not the individual holds the title. Thus, if you purchased the estate of Sainte Camille, and a dukedom was linked to the land.. so long as you held the land you could style yourself " His Grace, The Duke of Sainte-Camille".
The first Duke of Marlborough was John Churchill. He is the founder or originator of the title that is still held in present day. John Churchill become the Earl of Marlborough on April 9, 1689. The current Duke of Marlborough is John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill; he is the eleventh Duke of Marlborough.
Prince vs Duke The title of prince is given only to males of royal blood, who are descended from a monarch and who potentially can become a king, depending upon the line of succession and the availability of other heirs who may have a stronger claim. The title of duke denotes a hereditary ruler of some large piece of territory that is part of a kingdom; it is a major title of nobility, but falls…