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Posted by ESC on April 04, 2003

In Reply to: Royalty posted by James Briggs on April 04, 2003

: : Princess Anne will be visiting in my area later this month. (I live in horse country ? Kentucky.) The people in charge of media coverage sent out an overwrought advisory about what was going to happen and when. All through the document they referred to her as ?Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.? Surely that can be shortened a bit on second reference. How are royal titles/names handled in the British press?

: That's her full, formal, title. Mostly she's called Princess Anne in the British media. For instance, she visited a large RAF Transport base near me a couple of days ago. All the local TV coverage called her simply 'Princess Anne'. Only rarely do you hear her full titles mentioned.
: Hope this helps.

Thank you! The people planning the event are all twitter-patted. They used the full title about seven times in the media advisory.