What I'm specifically interested in knowing is whether the system of patronymic names is applied when referring to foreigners, commoner or royalty. It has struck me that this should be easy with the Greek royals, since their religion is Eastern Orthodox Christian, and members of the dynasty have traditionally borne saints' names. So one presumes that Princess Irini of Greece and Denmark might be referred to as Irina Pavlovna, since that's what she technically is (Irene, daughter of King Paul of the Hellenes).
One gets to wondering if the Russian press might actually have the audacity to refer to the British queen as "Yelizaveta Georgevna" ...
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