Just recently, the titles “Duke” and “Duchess” have seen a huge surge in demand – possibly due to the popularity of William and Kate and the association of these titles with royalty and English high-society.
After all, who instantly springs to mind when you think of famous Dukes?
Popular responses include: Prince Philip - the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles - the Duke of Cornwall and of course our future King, Prince William - the Duke of Cambridge.
And Duchesses? Well, there’s Kate Middleton - the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla Parker Bowles - the Duchess of Cornwall as well as famous women from history such as Georgiana Cavendish (who was portrayed by Keira Knightley in the Hollywood movie - “The Duchess”).
As you can see, the titles Duke and Duchess are grand, classy and associated with high-status and the socially elite.
But what do these titles actually mean? Here are some quick definitions:
Duke: Is a noble who resides over a duchy (or dukedom) and holds the highest hereditary title of nobility.
Duchess: Is the female equivalent to a Duke. It can be used by an unmarried woman in her own right, or by the wife of a man with the title “Duke”.
If you’d like to become a Duke or Duchess for show purposes, Elite Titles makes it easy...
First, choose between the Seated or Non-seated options.
Next, purchase your new “presumed title” from us. We’ll seamlessly handle all the legalities and in return, you’ll receive a beautifully presented Document Pack along with all the details you need to start using and enjoying your new title immediately.
“Hi, thanks very much, my mother loved her new “Duchess” title. It was a great night. And all delivered on time. Cheers.”
CD - UK - January 2012
“Just to let you know that the title package arrived this morning and I am delighted with the presentation and how it looks. I shall have great fun presenting this to my American friends who I am sure will immediately get delusions of grandeur and impressions of being “Brits”.... Many thanks.”
J - USA, Feb 2009
And whilst your new Elite Title won’t magically transform you into the heir to the English throne or entitle you to your own dukedom, it is an opportunity to have some fun – and perhaps even enjoy some preferential treatment yourself...