Queen consort  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

A queen consort is the title given to the wife of a reigning king. Queens consort usually share their husbands' rank and hold the feminine equivalent of their husbands' monarchical titles. Most of the time, however, they have no real power. Famous examples include Anne Boleyn and Marie Antoinette.

Examples of royal consorts

Past queens consort:

See Royal Consorts of the United Kingdom and its predecessor realms for a more complete list of queens consort of the United Kingdom.

Present queens consort:

Because queens consort lack an ordinal with which to distinguish between them, many historical texts and encyclopedias refer to deceased consorts by their pre-marital or maiden name or title, not by their marital royal title.


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