Edited by Janet on 5/8/2017, 14:21:59
A better British example would be Mary I of England and her King Consort, Philip of Spain and Mary I of Scotland and her King Consort, Henry Darnley. Both disastrous marriages with highly inappropriate/controversial men, which probably coloured perceptions about Queen Regnants and their husband's role for centuries.
It is unlikely Charlotte would have been any more successful in her wish for her husband to be King Consort than her cousin Victoria was a few decades later. It took almost two decades of marriage for him to be accorded the title Prince Consort, the Duke of Edinburgh in contrast has never received such a title and never now will.
I am sure the husband of a Queen Regnant in the UK will remain known as Prince rather than King, although it is now unlikely we will see another Queen Regnant for 100 years or so.
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