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Re: Lancaster is not a good example
In the Channels Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, etc., the British queen is known as 'The queen, our duke!', i.e., the Duke of Normandy. Perhaps that situation maybe anachronistic title but I suppose it is at least out of sentiment that she is the Channel Islands, duke.
He was given the title for life and still is alive so i don't see why he would not still be duke.
Isn't the Queen still Duke of Lancaster?
While Lancaster is reckoned to be a duchy (itís a quirky situation; rather than a dukedom, like the Swedish titles), the title of Duke seems to be used by custom rather than have a definitive legal basis. So, some argue she is not Duke of Lancaster at all.
I would have thought that the Swedish Kingís dukedom pre-accession is more like how George VI was Duke of York and ceased to be immediately on his accession.
Im not sure but i believe Albert II is still Prince of Liege as well..