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Re: Lady Louise and Viscount Severn
When the previous duke of Gloucester was still alive, his heir was known as HRH Prince Richard of Gloucester. No subsidiary title.
I think it depends on whether or not the eldest son is royal.
Except for the special Wessex situation, the royal titles apply for the royal.
The eldest sons of the Royal Dukes Gloucester and Kent are not royal so they use the courtesy titles.
I was under the impression that the eldest sons of Royal Dukes do not use a courtesy title. Prince George of Wales is a good example, when his father was Duke of Cambridge George didn't use a courtesy title.
Now when the Earl of Wessex becomes the Duke of Edinburgh I guess they could treat James as the son of a non-royal Duke especially if James isn't using his princely titles.
It's strange, James is titled as the son of an Earl...or a non royal Earl....even though his father is a royal Earl. It will be the same I guess when the Earl of Wessex becomes the Duke of Edinburgh...James may be titled as the son of a non-royal Duke even though technically he will be the son of a royal Duke.