See also:husband or wife . The word is also used in conjunction with some titles, as "
See also:consort," "
See also:prince consort." Under the
See also:law of the
See also:Kingdom, the queen consort is a subject, but has certain privileges . By the Treason
See also:Act 1351, the compassing and imagining her
See also:death is high treason, as is also the commission of
See also:adultery with her . With regard to the acquisition and disposal of
See also:property, the incurring of rights and liabilities under contract, suing and being sued, a queen consort is regarded as a feme
See also:sole (32
See also:Henry VIII. c . 51, 1540; Private Property of the
See also:Sovereign Act x800) . The queen consort has her own ceremonial
See also:officers and appears in the courts by her
See also:attorney- and
See also:solicitor-general . At one
See also:time she had a revenue out of the demesne lands of the
See also:crown and a portion of any sum paid by a subject to the
See also:king in return for a
See also:grant of any
See also:office or franchise; this was termed aurum reginae or queen-gold .
See also:Provision is now made for the queen consort by
See also:statute . When the husband of a queen consort
See also:dies she becomes a queen dowager . A queen dowager is not under the
See also:protection of the law of treason . It is said (
See also:Blackstone, Commentaries) that she cannot marry without the king's licence, but this is doubtful . A queen regnant, holding the crown in her own right, has all the prerogatives of a sovereign .
In the four cases of queens regnant in
See also:history, the husbands' positions have each been different . When Queen Mary I. married
See also:Philip of Spain it was provided by every safeguard that words could suggest that the queen alone should exercise all the
See also:powers of the crown; official documents, however, were to issue in their joint names .
See also:William III. occupied the
See also:throne jointly with his wife, Mary II . The husband of Queen Anne,
See also:George of Denmark, who was naturalized by act of parliament in 1689, occupied no definite position, and differed only from other subjects of the queen in the conditions of his
See also:naturalization . The position of Prince
See also:Albert of Saxe-
See also:Gotha, the husband of Queen
See also:Victoria, was somewhat like that of Prince George of Denmark . A few days before his
See also:marriage he had been naturalized as a
See also:British subject, and immediately after his marriage letters patent were issued, giving him precedence next to the queen . He had, however, no distinctive title, and the privileges and precedence he received were only by courtesy . As the patent which gave him precedence was inoperative outside the United Kingdom, certain difficulties occurred at
See also:foreign courts, and in
See also:order to settle these, the formal title of " Prince Consort " was conferred upon him by letters patent in 1857 .
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