We say President Clinton, not Mr. Clinton. Talking to him, we still address him Mr. President.
This same practice is usedx for the former heads of state of several other countries, so why would it not be used for the former monarchs of some of those countries?
: I was debating someone on the inter net
: (imagine that! ) about King Constantine II
: of Greece (or should I say former king
: Constantine of Greece)and his usage of the
: royal title.
: The argument some raised is that Constantine
: has no right to call him self King or the
: king of Greece because he was deposed and
: Greece is now a republic.
: While I recognize that Constantine is no
: longer the Greek head of state and Greece is
: a republic I also believe that the majority
: of former royals still use their titles
: despite the fact that their countries are no
: longer a monarchy.
: The further issue is, with the issue of
: Constantine or other former royals) how are
: they treated by their relatives that are
: still reigning even though their governments
: recognize the Greek republic?
: In other words do the British and Danish
: royal courts still treat Constantine and his
: family as a King and the Greek royal family
: even though the British and Danish
: governments recognize the Greek republic?
: Other examples from other non-reigning
: families are welcome.
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