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Dukes and Duchesses
« on: September 07, 2013, 01:08:29 PM »
This topic includes grand dukes and archdukes by default.

Some states are duchies or grand duchies. In other countries, dukes are not the highest of royals or nobles. In the UK, it is usual for the highest-ranking princes also to be dukes.



Uk, 5 pounds, 2011. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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Re: Dukes and Duchesses
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 01:09:39 PM »
Australia, 50 cents, 2011. After their marriage, this couple became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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Re: Dukes and Duchesses
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 01:11:05 PM »
UK, 5 pound coin, 2008.  Prince Charles: Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay.
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Re: Dukes and Duchesses
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 01:14:54 PM »


The Ducal Cap of Normandy.



UK, 5 pounds, 2002.  When the Queen visits Jersey or Guernsey (or the Guernsey dependencies of Sark, Alderney and Herm), her official title is "The Duke of Normandy" - NOT the "Duchess".
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Re: Dukes and Duchesses
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 01:18:29 PM »
The Turks and Caicos Islands, 1 crown, 1986.  The Duke and Duchess of York.

Because of her weight problems, Sarah Ferguson became known as "the Duchess of Pork" by parts of the British press. She and the Duke divorced, but they are rumoured to be preparing a reunion.
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Re: Dukes and Duchesses
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 02:06:50 PM »
One coin but two dukes. Nah, not just dukes but grand dukes. :) Luxembourg €2 2012, commemorates Guillaume IV who died 100 years ago.

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Re: Dukes and Duchesses
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 02:12:55 PM »
Ah, but who wants two grand ducal people if there are three? ;D  Luxembourg €2 2011, fiftieth anniversary of Jean's becoming "Lieutenant Représentant". (Wikipedia image, hi-res version here.) Jean is in the middle, Charlotte on the left and Henri on the right.

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