What is behind Amelia Windsor and Kitty Spencer Titles?

Why Amelia Windsor and Kitty Spencer Are Titled “Lady” Instead of “Princess” or “Duchess”                                                           It all comes down to the peerage system

When it began From the Duchess of Cambridge to Princess Eugenie, it is difficult to understand just why and how a royalty has the title that he or she does. And that’s before you further down in the nobility of succession, like Lady Kitty Spencer or Lady Amelia Windsor. But the system of how royals get their titles seems to be a very complicated one,  unfortunately the answer is actually quite simple.

It all comes down to what is called the peerage system. The peerage is a system comprising both hereditary and lifetime titles in the United Kingdom, and according to Marlene Koenig, royal expert and author of the blog Royal Musings, the five ranks of nobility are Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, and Baron. If you are either a peer or a “commoner,” otherwise a royal.

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According to Debrett’s, a courtesy title is a title such as Lord, Lady or The Honourable, which is mostly used by the sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, brothers, sisters, and sisters-in-law of a peer.

The peerage system is the reasons some women in the public eye have the title of “lady.” Lady Kitty Spencer, is the daughter of an earl. Her father is Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, also known as Princess Diana’s younger brother, so the courtesy title of “Lady” is given to her.

Similarly, Lady Amelia Windsor is a “Lady” because she is the daughter of George Windsor, Earl of St. Andrews. She is also currently 38th in the line of succession to the British throne, as her paternal grandfather, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent is a first cousin of Elizabeth II.

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while the title of “Lady” may sound fancy, courtesy titles can not be inherited by children, and it is a few ranks below women like Meghan Markle and Duchess of Sussex.

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