History of Ireland
History of Europe
Which Austrian Princess married a commoner thereby giving up their childrens rights of succession?
Asked in Princess Diana
Was Princess truly a commoner Wasn't she Lady Spenser?
Asked in Princess Diana
Was Princess Diana a commoner?
Technically, yes. Princess Diana was considered a commoner. This, however, does not tell the whole story about her ancestry. Her father at her birth was a Viscount and became an Earl. Her mother was also a member of the aristocracy. Because of these Diana was a relative of the royal family through her descent of Charles II (who had many illegitimate children).
Asked in Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Decade - 1990s
Was Princess Diana royalty before she married Charles?
Asked in Royal Family
What happens if a royal or noble marries a commoner of another nationality?
It is dependent upon the country in which the marriage takes place. In most countries today, there are no laws against marriage between a royal and commoner. For example, if a prince married a commoner girl, she would still be a princess and their children princes and princesses. In most European countries, a princess does not pass her princely status on, no matter who she marries, but if she marries a commoner, he will usually be made a duke, count, etc. and their children will be lords or ladies and be in line for the throne. In royal countries which are less modern, men can still marry commoners but princesses must marry within the royal family or their children will have nothing. For example, Princess Sayako of Japan lost her title, allowance and all other royal vestiges because she married a commoner and the law says that will happen if she marries outside of the family, which princesses always do. Basically, as far as Europe is concerned, there is no issue
Asked in Royal Family, Kate Middleton
Why was Diana princess but not Kate Middleton?
This is because Kate was a commoner. While it had been tooted before Diana got married that she was a commoner she actually was the daughter of a Earl and herself was styled "Lady Diana Frances Spencer" before the wedding. She could also claim royal descent as she was the direct descendant of Charles II from several of his illegitimate children. Kate however actually was a commoner even though there is specualtion that she is actually a descentant of Henry VIII (via the daughter he had with Anne Boleyn's sister Mary.) Therefore she herself is not eligible to be styled Princess Catherine and why she is refered to simply as Duchess of Cambridge
Asked in Prince William
What if Prince William marries a commoner?
Prince William married Miss Catherine Middleton (a commoner) on 29 April 2011. In British law, strictly speaking, a commoner is anyone who is neither the monarch (King/Queen) nor a peer (Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount or Baron/Lord.) Prince William was a commoner before he was made a Duke; Prince Harry still is a commoner.
Asked in Prince Charles, Princess Diana
What is Princess Diana's name... princess of...?
When she was born, as the daughter of a viscount, she was called the Hon Diana Frances Spencer, and when her father inherited the earldom she became Lady Diana Frances Spencer: she was born an aristocrat but a non-Royal and therefore a commoner. When she married Prince Charles, she was called Her Royal Highness Diana, Princess of Wales. When she divorced Prince Charles, she became Diana, Princess of Wales.
Asked in Sweden
What happened to the Swedish kings daughter this week?
Asked in Monarchy, Princess Diana
Why Princess Diana was princess?
She was a Princess because she married Prince Charles and she was of Royal blood. She was a Lady. That's the best answer this American can give off me head. Any Brits know better? Diana was not of royal blood, although she came from a titled family. She was technically a commoner (an irrelevant matter in any case); on marrying a prince a woman is given the title of Princess. Similarly, Kate Middleton is now known as Princess Catherine, as well as her title of Duchess of Cambridge.
Asked in Princess Diana, Middle Ages, Medieval Religion
Who did a princess marry in the middle ages?
A princess would normally marry someone in a royal family or the high nobility. Royal marriages were a state matter and were connected with treaties. That being the case, the idea of a prince or princess marrying person who was outside these groups was almost unheard of, though we do have examples of such marriages. Contrary to popular myth, adult princesses who were unmarried were often able to marry whomever they chose. Eleanor of Aquitaine married two different kings, and on both occasions did this on her own. She was not a princess, but was a duchess who controlled about a third of France. I know of one example of a medieval princess who eventually married a commoner, and this was Catherine of Valois. She was a French princess who first married the English King Henry V. After Henry died, she married Owen Tudor, a Welsh commoner. As fate would have it, one of their grandchildren became King Henry VII. Please see the links below.