Royal and Noble Ranks - Titles of Nobility

Posted: 3rd January 2018

Noble Ranks.

A complete list and dictionary of Royal and Nobility Titles, Ranks, and Styles of all the Nobility, Royalty, Diplomacy and Clergy in the World

Titles and Ranks A-D

Aartbisschop/ Dutch/= Archbishop/Style: Zijne (Hoogerwaarde) Excellentie (=His Most Reverend Excellence)

Aba, Abba /Ethiopia/title of a priest in the Ethiopian Church

Abetu /Ethiopia/= Lord

Abuna /Ethiopia/title of the supreme chief (The Abuna) of the Ethiopian Church, the Patriarch, and of other high dignitaries (Abuna+name) of the Church

Aji /Indonesia/ruling title of the dynasty before the conversion to Islam

Aku /Wukari, Nigeria/title of the traditional ruler/Style: His Royal Highness

Alafin /Western Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Alake /Abeokuta, Nigeria//title of the traditional ruler/Style: His Royal Highness

Alaqa /Ethiopia/chief priest in the Ethiopian Church

Alga Worrach /Ethiopia/Crown Prince/Style: His Imperial Highness

Alhaji , see Haji

Ama /Eastern Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Amananawei /Eastern Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Amanyanabo /Eastern Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Ambassadeur /Dutch/= Ambassador/Style: Zijne Excellentie (when abroad)

Ambassadeur /French/= Ambassador/Style: Son Excellence (when abroad)

Ambassador/ English/Style: His, Her Excellency (when abroad)

Ambassador /USA/Style: His, Her Excellency (when abroad), The Honorable (when not abroad)

Amir , see Emir

Andi / Celebes/address to a Bugi noble

Aqabe Saat /Ethiopia/priest attached to the Palace

Archbishop /English/Style: The Most Rev (when in office), The Right Reverend (when retired)

Archdeacon /English/Style: The Venerable (when in office)

Archdeacon Emeritus /English/Style: The Venerable

Archduchess /English/princess or wife/widow of a prince of the Habsbourg House of Austria/Style: His Imperial and Royal Highness

Archduke /English/prince of the Habsbourg House of Austria/Style: His Imperial and Royal Highness

Archevêque /French/= Archbishop/Style: Son Excellence (Révérendissime) Mgr (=His Most Reverend Excellence Mgr)

Archiduc, Archiduchesse /French/= Archduke, Archduchess/Style: Son Altesse Impériale et Royale

Ardri / Ireland/=High King, the paramount ruler of Ireland until 1169

Aru / Celebes/=Noble

Aru Matowa /Wajo, Celebes/=Sovereign Prince

Associate Justice/ USA/Style: The Honorable

Ata, Atta /Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Attorney General /USA/Style: The Honorable

Aznaour /Armenia, Georgia/= Noble

Badshah , see Padishah

Baron , Baroness/UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Baron, Barones /Dutch/Style: Hoogwelgeboren (literally High Well Born)

Baron, Baronesa /Spanish/= Baron, Baroness/Style: Excelentisimo if Grande de España, Ilustrisimo otherwise, with in both cases the prefix Don, Doña

Baron , Baronne/French/= Baron/Style: none

Barone, Baronessa /Italian/= Baron, Baroness

Baron's daughters and sons /UK/The Honourable

Baronet /UK/Sir + first name+ surname, Bt/Style: none

Beileh / China/= Prince/Prince of the 3rd degree

Beitzu / China/= Prince/Prince of the 4th degree

Bey /Ottoman Empire, Egypt/equivalent to Lord, a personal nobility title

Beyzade /Ottoman Empire, Egypt/literally, Son of a Bey, equivalent to The Honourable

Bhamar, Bhanwar ,/India/title of the grandson of a Thakur

Bishop /English/Style: The Right Reverend

Bishop of Meath (Premier Bishop of Ireland) /Ireland/Style: The Most Reverend

Bisschop/ Dutch/= Bishop/Style: Zijne (Hoogerwaarde) Excellentie (=His Most Reverend Excellence)

Bitwoded /Ethiopia/litterally Beloved, a title given traditionally to close advisers of the Emperor or previous Kings, sometimes equaled with the title of Marquess

Bourgmestre /French (Belgium)/= Mayor/Style: none

Burgemeester /Dutch/= Mayor/Style: none

Burggraaf, Burggravin /Dutch/= Viscount, Viscountess/Style: Hooggeboren (= literally High Born)

Burggraf, Burggräfin /German/= Viscount, Viscountess

Cabinet Minister /UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Cabinet Officer (Minister)/USA/Style: The Honorable

Canon /English/Style: The Reverend (when in office)

Canon Emeritus /English/Style: The Reverend

Cardinal /Holy See/Style: The Most Eminent

Cardinal /Holy See (French)/Style: Son Eminence (Révérendissime)

Cavaliere / Italy/equivalent to Knight

Chanoine /French/= Canon/Style: none

Chao /Thailand/= Prince

Chao Phraya /Thailand/the highest personal nobility title granted to Mom Rajawongse, Mom Luang and commoners before 15/5/1942, always followed by a new name

Chargé d'Affaires /English, French/Style: none

Chief Justice /Canada/Style: The Right Honourable

Chief Justice/ Australia, USA/Style: The Hono(u)rable

Circuit Judge /UK/Style: His Honour

Comte, Comtesse /French/= Earl or Count, Countess/Style: none

Conde, Condesa /Spanish/= Earl or Count, Countess/Style:Excelentisimo if Grande de España, Ilustrisimo otherwise, with in both cases the prefix Don, Doña

Conte, Contessa /Italian/= Earl or Count, Countess

Consul, Consul General /French, English/Style: none

Consul, Consul Generaal /Dutch/Style: none

Countess /UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Curadh /Ireland/=Knight

Dabtaras /Ethiopa/priest entitled to marry

Daeng /Celebes/nobility title

Dalai Lama /Tibet/Style: His Holiness

Damad, Damat /Ottoman Empire/literally Son in Law, the title borne by son in laws of the Ottoman Emperor/Style: His Excellency

Dame , see Seigneur

Dame of an Order of Chivalry /UK/Dame + first name + surname + recognised letters of the Order

Dato, Datu , Datin /Malay/= King, Queen, also a nobility title

Dato, Datuk /Malaysia/1° the title attached to an office such as the district heads or Penghulus in all Malaysia, the subrulers or Undangs of Negeri Sembilan or to a limited number of palace dignitaries; 2° the title is attached to the first two or three classes of the Orders of Chivalry created by the Kingdom of Malaysia and by all States, dynastic or not: several nuances have been created in the title of Dato or Datuk: Dato Seri or Sri (similar to the Sri that we find in most Indian kingdoms), Dato Paduka, Dato Paduka Utama, Dato Setia, etc…/Style: Yang Berbahagia or Y.Bhg

Datuk /Indonesian/a ruler's title and also a nobility title

Dean /English/Style: The Very Reverend (when in office)

Dejazmatch / Ethiopia/literally Keeper of the King’s Door , originally a military title equivalent to Lt General conferred on Governors or less important dignitaries, sometimes equaled with the title of Count

Deken /Dutch/= Dean/Style: De Zeereerwaarde Heer (=The Very Reverend)

Duc, Duchesse/ French/= Duke, Duchess/Style: none except when a specific style has been granted

Duca, Duchessa/ Italian/= Duke, Duchess/Style: varies from Sua Excellenza (Princes of the Kingdom of Naples until 1711) to none

Duke, Duchess /UK/Style: His, Her Grace

Duke's daughter /UK/entitled to the courtesy title of Lady

Duke's son /UK/the eldest son assumes by courtesy the secondary title of his father, the other sons are entitled to the courtesy title of Lord

Duque, Duquesa /Spanish/= Duke, Duchess/Style: Excelentisimo, with the prefix Don, Doña

Dvorianin /Russian/= Noble/borne by the non titled noble

Titles and Ranks E-H

Earl /UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Earl's daughter /UK/entitled to the courtesy title of Lady

Earl's sons /UK/the eldest son assumes by courtesy the secondary title of his father, the other sons are entitled to the courtesy title of The Honourable

Edle, Edler /German/= Noble/style borne by untitled nobles

Eerste Minister/ Belgium (Dutch), Netherlands/= Prime Minister/Style: none

Emebet/ Ethiopia/female descendant of a noble of high rank (Leul or Ras)

Emir /Arab/= Prince/Style: varies from His Highness (Gulf states) to none

Empereur, Impératrice/ French/= Emperor, Empress/Style: Sa Majesté

Emperor, Empress/ Japan/Style: His, Her Majesty

Enderasse /Ethiopia/literally He who represents Him (the Emperor), translated as Viceroy

Erbgrossherzog /Luxembourg (German)/= Hereditary Grand Duke/Style: Seine Königliche Hoheit (= His, Her Royal Highness)

Eristav /Georgia/= Prince

Eristav Eristavi /Georgia/= Prince of the Princes

Etubom /Eastern Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Eze /Eastern Nigeria/title of tradional rulers

Erzherzog, Erzherzogin /German/= Archduke, Archduchess/Style: Seine Kaiserliche und Königliche Hoheit (=His, Her Imperial and Royal Highness)

Etchege /Ethiopia/traditional title of the administrative head of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, subdued into the title of Abuna but restored in 1997. Initially Prior of the Debra Libainos Monastery

Evêque /French/= Bishop/Style: Son Excellence (Révérendissime) Mgr (=His Most Reverend Excellence Mgr)

Fetor, Fettor/ Rote Island, West Timor/literally Administrator, sometime translated as Vice Raja

Fitawrari, Fitaorari/ Ethiopia/originally a military title equivalent to Major General, later conferred to civil officials, sometimes equaled with the title of Baron

Flaith /Ireland/=Prince

Freiherr, Freiherrin /German/= Baron, Baroness

Fürst, Fürstin /German/= Prince, Princess (ruling or formerly ruling)/Style: varies from Seine Königliche Hoheit (= His, Her Royal Highness) to none

Gebba /Buru Island, Moluccas/equivalent to Rani (= Queen)

Gefürstliche Graf /German/= Princely Count

General /English, French/Style: none

Gerazmatch, Grazmatch / Ethiopia/originally a military title equivalent to Brigadier General of the left wing of the army, later conferred to civil officials

Gouverneur /French/= Governor/Style: none

Governor, Governor General /British Commonwealth/Style: His, Her Excellency

Governor /USA/Style: The Honorable

Graaf, Gravin /Dutch/= Count, Countess/Style: Hooggeboren (= literally High Born)

Graf, Gräfin /German/= Count, Countess

Grand Duc, Grande Duchesse/ Luxembourg (French), Russia (French)/= Grand Duke, Grand Duchess/Style:Son Altesse Royale (Luxembourg), Son Altesse Impériale (Russia)

Grand Duke, Grand Duchess /Luxembourg (English), Russia (English)/Style: His, Her Royal Highness (Luxembourg), His, Her Imperial Highness (Russia)

Grande de España /Spain/Style: Excelentisimo

Grand-Rabbin , see Rabbin

Groot-Rabbijn , see Rabbijn

Grossfürst, Grossfürstin /Russia (German)/= (translated incorrectly) Grand Duke, Grand Duchess/Style: Seine Kaiserliche Hoheit (=His, Her Imperial Highness)

Grossherzog, Grossherzogin /Luxembourg (German)/= Grand Duke, Grand Duchess/Style: Seine Königliche Hoheit (= His, Her Royal Highness)

Haji, Haja /Islam/one who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca, often used as a title, also spelled Alhaji, Hadji

Hanim Sultan(a) /Ottoman Empire/literally Lady Sultana, title borne by the daughters of daughters of the Ottoman Emperor

Herr, Herrin /German/= Lord, Lady

Herr und Bürger /Soleure, Switzerland/= Lord and Patrician/title borne by the (descendants of ?) patrician families

Hertog, Hertogin /Dutch/= Duke, Duchess/Style: at least Style: Hooggeboren (= literally High Born)

Herzog, Herzogin /German/= Duke, Duchess/Style: varies from Seine Königliche Hoheit (= His, Her Royal Highness) to none

High Commissioner /British Commonwealth/Style: His, Her Excellency

Titles and Ranks I-M

Impire /Ireland/=Emperor

Infante/ Portugal, Spain/title of the sons and daughters of the Kings of Spain and Portugal/Style: His, Her Royal Highness

Infante, Infanta/ Spanish/= Infant/title of the sons and daughters of the Kings of Spain and Portugal/Style: Sua Alteza Reale (=His, Her Royal Highness)

Itege /Ethiopia/Empress (consort)/Style: Her Imperial Majesty

Jang di Pertuan /Indonesian/equivalent to King

Jonkheer, Jonkvrouw/ Belgium (Dutch), Netherlands/= Noble/Style: Hoogwelgeboren (literally High Well Born)

Judge/ English/Style: The Honourable

Judge , see also Associate Justice, Chief Justice, Circuit Judge, Lord Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice, Lord Justice Clark, Lord Justice General, Lord Justice of Appeal, Master of the Rolls

Judge of High Court /UK/Style: His Lordship, Her Ladyship (when on the Bench), The Honourable (elsewhere)

Junker /Saint Gall, Switzerland/title borne by descendants of patrician families until the end of the 19th century

Justice of Peace /UK/Style: His, Her Worship (when on the Bench)

Kannunik /Dutch/= Canon/Style: none

Kardinaal /Dutch/= Cardinal/Style: Zijne (Hoogerwaarde) Eminentie (=His Most Reverend Eminence)

Kejuruan /Sumatra/ruler title below Sultan and Raja

Khan, Khanum/ Central Asia/literally Lord, title borne by the descendants in the male line of former rulers titled Khan (son: Khanzada or Khan, daughter: Khanum)/Style: none

Khan Bahadur /India, Pakistan/literally, Illustrious Lord (son:Khanzada or Khan, daughter: Khanum)

Khanzada, Khanzade
, see Khan

Khun /Thailand/the lowest personal nobility title granted to Mom Rajawongse, Mom Luang and commoners before 15/5/1942, always followed by a new name

King, Queen /English/Style: His, Her Majesty

Kniaz /Serbia/= Sovereign Prince

Kniazmatch, Kagnazmatch, see Qaññazmatch, Qâgnazmatch

Knight Bachelor /UK/Sir + first name + surname

Knight of an Order of Chivalry /UK/Sir + first name + surname + recognised letters of the Order

Kota Raja /Sumatra/literally King of the City, a ruler's title

Krom Khun /Thailand/= Prince, Princess of +place name/the 5th rank of royal titles/Style: varies from His, Her Royal Highness to His, Her Highness

Krom Luang /Thailand/= Prince, Princess of +place name/the 4th rank of royal titles/Style: varies from His, Her Royal Highness to His, Her Highness

Krom Muen /Thailand/= Prince, Princess of +place name/the 6th rank of royal titles/Style: varies from His, Her Royal Highness to His, Her Highness

Krom Phra /Thailand/= Prince, Princess of +place name/the 3rd rank of royal titles/Style: varies from His, Her Royal Highness to His, Her Highness

Krom Phraya /Thailand/= Prince, Princess of +place name/the 2nd rank of royal titles/Style: varies from His, Her Royal Highness to His, Her Highness

Krom Somdetch Phra , see Somdetch Krom Phraya

Kronprinz, Kronprinzessin /German/= Crown Prince/Style: Seine Kaiserliche und Königliche Hoheit (=His, Her Imperial and Royal Highness)

Kumar, Kunwar / India/title of the son of a Thakur

Kumari, Kunverba //India/title of the daughter of a Thakur

Lady Mayoress , see Lord Mayor

Lamido /West Africa/equivalent to Emir, title of the traditional ruler/Style: His Royal Highness for the Lamido of Adamawa in Nigeria

Landgraf, Landgräfin /German/= Count, Countess (higher thanGraf, Gräfin)/Style: varies from Seine Hoheit (=His, Her Highness) to none

Leul /Ethiopia/Prince of the immediate Imperial House ( Negusawi Betasab)/Style: His Imperial Highness

Leul Ras /Ethiopia/Prince of the Imperial House (Mesafint) Style: His Highness

Leult /Ethiopia/Princess of the Imperial House/Style: Her Imperial Highness

Lieutenant Governor /Canada/Style: The Honourable

Lij /Ethiopia/literally child, male descendant of a noble of high rank (Leul or Ras), sometimes equaled with the title of Infant or Lord

Liurai /East Timor/equivalent to Raja (= King)

Lord Advocate /UK/Style: The Right Honourable (when in office)

Lord Chancellor /UK/ a British officer of state who presides over the House of Lords in both its legislative and judicial capacities, serves as the head of the British judiciary, and is usually a leading member of the cabinet/Style: The Right Honourable

Lord Chief Justice of England/ Style: The Right Honourable Lord

Lord Justice of Appeal/ UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Justice General /UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress /London, York, Belfast, Cardiff in the UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress /Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart in Australia/Style: The Right Honourable

Lord Provos t/Edinburgh, Glasgow in Scotland/Style: The Right Honourable

Luang /Thailand/the 4th highest personal nobility title granted to Mom Rajawongse, Mom Luang and commoners before 15/5/1942, always followed by a new name

Maestrante/ Spain/member of a nobility horseriding association

Maharaja, Maharana, Maharao /India/literally, Great King (wife: Maharani, son: Maharaj Kumar (in short: Maharaj), daughter: Maharaj Kumari)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Maharaja Bahadur /India/literally, Illustrious Great King (wife:Maharani, son: Maharaj Kumar, daughter: Maharaj Kumari)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Maharajadhiraj /India/literally, King of Kings (wife: Maharani, son: Maharaj Kumar, daughter: Maharaj Kumari)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Maharadjadhiraja Bahadur/ India/literally, Illustrious King of Kings (wife:Maharani, son: Maharaj Kumar, daughter: Maharaj Kumari)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Maharajkumar, Maharajkumari /India/literally, Son, Daughter of a Great King/= Prince, Princess

Maharani /India/literally, Great Queen, the title of the wife of the Maharaja, Maharana, Maharao, Maharaja Bahadur, Maharajadhiraj, Maharajadhiraja Bahadur/Style: Her Highness for wives/widows of successors of rulers of salute states

Maharao , see Maharaja

Maire /French/= Mayor/Style: none

Malik /Arab/= King

Manek /Rote Island, West Timor/equivalent to Raja (= King)

Marchese, Marchesa /Italian/= Marquess, Marchioness

Markgraf, Markgräfin /German/= Marquess, Marchioness

Markies, Markiezin/ Dutch/= Marquess, Marchioness/Style: Hooggeboren (= literally High Born)

Marqués, Marquesa /Spanish/= Marquess, Marchioness/Style:Excelentisimo if Grande de España, Ilustrisimo otherwise, with in both cases the prefix Don, Doña

Marquess, Marquis, Marchioness /UK/Style: The Most Honourable

Marquess's daughter /UK/entitled to the courtesy title of Lady

Marquess's sons/ UK/the eldest son assumes by courtesy the secondary title of his father, the other sons are entitled to the courtesy title of Lord

Marquis, Marquise /French/= Marquess, Marchioness/Style: none

Master of the Rolls /UK/a high official of the British judiciary having custody of the records of the Court of Chancery and important patents and grants and serving usually as presiding judge of the Court of Appeal and also as a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council/Style: His Lordship, Her Ladyship (when on the Bench), The Right Honourable (elsewhere)

Matlea /Buru Island, Moluccas/equivalent to Raja (= King)

Maulana /Indonesia/Master (in religion)

Mayor /USA/Style: The Honorable

Mayor , see also Lord Mayor

Mayor of a Borough or Town Mayor /UK/Style: The Worshipful

Mayor of a City /UK/Style: The Right Worshipful

Meridazmatch /Ethiopia/title of the Ruler of Shoa until 1813, restored on 22/1/1931 by HIM Emperor Haile Selassie for his son then Crown Prince Asfa Wossen (later HIM Emperor Amha Selassie)

Mesfin /Ethiopia/= Duke/Style: His Imperial Highness, His Highness or His Grace, depending on the rank of the title holder

Minister /Belgium (Dutch), Netherlans/Style: none

Minister /English/Style: His Excellency in most countries

Minister , see also Cabinet Minister (UK), Cabinet Officer (USA)

Ministre /French/= Minister/Style: none in France and in Belgium, Son Excellence in most other countries

Moderator of the General Assembly of Church of Scotland /Style: The Right Reverend (when in office), The Very Reverend (when retired)

Mom /Thailand/a royal title granted to maleMom Rajawongse or MR, no longer granted, also the title borne by the wife of a prince who is not of royal birth

Mom Chao / Thailand/= Prince, Princess/the 4th rank of royal princes/Style: His, Her Serene Highness

Mom Luang /Thailand/equivalent to The Honourable/the lower title, abbreviated ML, usually borne by great great grandchildren of HM The King/Style: none

Mom Rajawongse /Thailand/equivalent to Lord, Lady/a title, abbreviated MR, usually borne by great grandchildren of HM The King (Children: Mom Luang or ML)/Style: none

Titles and Ranks N-S

Nawab/ India, Pakistan/literally, Viceroy, title borne by the successors of former Muslim rulers of India, also a hereditary or personal nobility title in the Moghul Indian Empire retained by British India (wife: Begum, son: Nawabzada, daughter: Nawabzadi)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Nawab Bahadur/ India, Pakistan/literally, Illustrious Viceroy, title borne by the successors of former Muslim rulers of India, also a hereditary or personal nobility title in the Moghul Indian Empire retained by British India (wife: Begum, son: Nawabzada, daughter: Nawabzadi )/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Nawabzada, Nawabzadi /India, Pakistan/literally Son, Daughter of a Nawab

Negus / Ethiopia/= King

Negusa Negest/ Ethiopia/= King of Kings/Style: His Imperial Majesty

Nibure Id/ Ethiopia/the High Priest of Axum (originally Axum Zion), literally "the laying on of hands" indicating the holder’s rôle in ordinating and anointing others

Nizam /Hyderabad/literally, Governor, title borne by the successors of former Muslim rulers of Hyderabad/Style: His Exalted Highness

Nobile /Genoa/= Noble/Style: Magnifico

Nobil Homo, Nobil Donna /Venice/abbreviated NH, ND/= Noble

Nobile Romano /Papal States/title borne by descendants of Nobles registered in the Libro d'Oro, including still today the descendants of the Popes' families

Nobile Romano Coscritto /Papal States/title borne by 60 families who enjoyed this title before the extension of the Italian laws to the Papal States' provinces

Noble /Fribourg, Switzerland/entitled to the particule "de" for descendants of patrician families since 1782

Nonce Apostolique /French/= Nuncio/Style: Son Excellence (Révérendissime) Mgr (= His Most Reverend Excellence)

Nuncio, Nuntius /English/ambassador of the Vatican in Catholic countries/Style: His Most Reverend Excellence Mgr

Nuntius /Dutch/=Nuncio/Style: Zijne (Hoogwaardige) Excellentie Mgr (= His Most Reverend Excellence Mgr)

Oba, Obi /Western Africa/title of traditional rulers

Obong, Obongo /Eastern Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Och'Idoma /Idoma, Nigeria//title of the traditional ruler/Style: His Royal Highness

Ohimege /Koton Karifi, Nigeria/title of the traditional ruler/Style: His Royal Highness

Ohinoyi, Otohinoyi /Igbirra, Nigeria/title of the traditional ruler/Style: His Royal Highness

Onogie /Western Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Ovie /Western Nigeria/title of traditional rulers

Pacha /Ottoman Empire, Egypt (French), see Pasha

Padishah, Padshah, Badshah /Persian/Padishah ("pâdshâh" in Persian) is the correct translation for Emperor (short form of pâdshâh-e 'âlam, "Emperor of the World"). This title was next to Shâhanshâh ("King of Kings" or Supreme King) and Shâh-e bozorg (Great King),
traditionally the title of all Persian monarchs since Kyros II The Great. Later the Moghuls and Ottomans adopted the title of Padishah, as well, because Persian was the official court language in Dehli and Istanbul (thanks for this to Amirzadeh Arian Kazem Khan Zarrinkafsch Zarrinnaal, of the Mirs and Schahzadehgi Zarrinkafsch of Sinneh in Iran)

Paduka Raja /Celebes/= Most Excellent King, a ruler's title

Panembahan /Madura Island, Indonesia/a ruler's title

Pangeran /Sumatra/= Prince, a ruler's title

Pangeran Ratu /Sumatra/= Princely King, a ruler's title

Pangeran Sultan /Java/= Prince and Sultan, a ruler's title

Panglima /Indonesia/= Commander

Panglima Besar /Sumatra/= Great Commander, a ruler's title

Panglima Raja /Sumatra/= King Commander, a ruler's title

Panglima Sultan /Aceh, Sumatra/= Sultan Commander/Style: His Highness

Pape/ Holy See (French)/= Pope/Style: Sa Sainteté

Pasha / Ottoman Empire, Egypt/a personal nobility title illegal in Turkey in 1934 and abolished in Egypt in 1952

Patrizio /Italy/title borne by descendants of a member of a city's nobility ( Patrizzio di + city adjective or name)

Patrizio Romano /Papal States/title borne by the descendants of 180 families preexisting the publication of Urbem Romam by Pope Benedict XIV on 4/1/1746

Penghulu /Indonesian/= Chief (traditional)

Pfalzgraf, Pfalzgräfin /German/= Count, Countess Palatine

Phra /Thailand/the 3rd highest personal nobility title granted to Mom Rajawongse, Mom Luang and commoners before 15/5/1942, always followed by a new name

Phra Chao Vorawongse Ther Phra Ong Chao / Thailand/=Prince, Princess/the second rank of royal princes/Style: His, Her Royal Highness

Phra Vorawongse Ther Phra Ong Chao / Thailand/=Prince, Princess/the second rank of royal princes/Style: His, Her Highness

Phraya /Thailand/the 2nd highest personal nobility title granted to Mom Rajawongse, Mom Luang and commoners before 15/5/1942, always followed by a new name

Pope/ Holy See (English)/Style: His Holiness

Premier Ministre /French/= Prime Minister/Style: none in France and in Belgium, Son Excellence in most other countries

President of the USA /Style: none

Priest /English/Style: The Reverend

Prime Minister /UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Primus of Scotland /Style: The Most Reverend

Principe, Principesa /Spanish/= Prince, Princess

Principe, Principessa /Italian/= Prince, Princess/Style: varies from Sua Altezza Serenissima (several Princes of the Holy Roman Empire) to Sua Excellenza (Princes of the Kingdom of Naples until 1711) to none

Prins, Prinses /Dutch/= Prince, Princess

Prinz, Prinzessin /German/= Prince, Princess (children of an Emperor, King, Grand Duke, Duke or ruling Prince or Fürst)/Style: varies from Seine Kaiserliche Hoheit (=His, Her Imperial Highness) to none

Prionsa /Ireland/=Prince

Privy Counsellor /Canada/Style: The Honourable

Privy Counsellor /UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Punggawa /Celebes/= Commander, a ruler's title

Putra, Putri /Indonesia, Malaysia/=Prince, Princess

Putra Makhota /Indonesia, Malaysia/literally, Son of the Crown/=Crown Prince

Qaññazmatch, Qâgnazmatch, Kniazmatch, Kagnazmatch /Ethiopia/originally a military title equivalent to Brigadier General of the right wing of the army, later a nobility title conferred to civil officials

Queen , see King

Rabbi /English/Style: none

Rabbin, Grand-Rabbin /French/Style: none

Rabbijn, Groot-Rabbijn /Dutch/Style: none

Raden /Java, Sumatra/a ruler's or a nobility title

Rai /India/an individual hereditary or personal nobility title

Rai Bahadur /India/an individual hereditary or personal nobility title

Rai Sahib /India/an individual hereditary or personal nobility title

Raja, Rana, Rawal, Rawat, Raya /India/literally, King (wife: Rani, mother: Rajmata, son: Rajkumar, daughter: Rajkumari, estate: Raj), a ruler's title and also an individual hereditary or personal nobility title/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Raja, Rajah, Radja, Radjah /Indonesia/literally, King, title borne by the successors of former rulers

Raja Bahadur /India/literally, Illustrious King (wife: Rani, mother: Rajmata, son: Rajkumar, daughter: Rajkumari, estate: Raj), a ruler's title and also a individual hereditary or personal nobility title/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Rajadhiraja /India/literally, King of Kings (wife: Rani, mother: Rajmata, son: Rajkumar, daughter: Rajkumari, estate: Raj)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Rajadhiraja Bahadur /India/literally, Illustrious King of Kings (wife: Rani, mother: Rajmata, son: Rajkumar, daughter: Rajkumari, estate: Raj)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Raja Muda /Indonesian/= Crown Prince

Raja Tuwa /Celebes/= Lord King, a ruler's title

Rajkumar, Rajkumari /India//literally, Son, Daughter of a King/= Prince, Princess

Rajmata /India//literally, Mother of a King/= Queen Mother//Style: Her Highness for mothers of rulers of salute states

Rajo Adat /Bua, Sumatra/= King of the Tradition, a ruler's title

Rajo Alam /Tanah Datar, Sumatra/= King of the World, a ruler's title

Rajo Ibadat /Sumpur, Sumatra/= Religious King, a ruler's title

Rana , see Raja

Rani /India/literally, Queen, the title of the wife of the Raja, Rana, Rawal, Rawal, Raya, Raja Bahadur, Rajadhiraj, Rajadhiraja Bahadur/Style: Her Highness for wives/widows of successors of rulers of salute states

Rao /India/literally Prince, an individual hereditary or personal nobility title

Rao Bahadur /India/literally Illustrious Prince, an individual hereditary or personal nobility title

Rao Sahib /India/literally Master Prince, an individual hereditary or personal nobility title

Ras /Ethiopia/= Duke

Ratu /Indonesian/= King, Queen

Rawal, Rawat, Raya
, see Raja

Reese Masafint/ Ethiopia/ literally First among the Dukes, could be translated as Archduke

Reina , see Rey

Reine , see Roi

Representative/ USA/Style: The Honorable

Rey, Reina /Spanish/= King, Queen/Style: Sua Majestad

Ri / Ireland/=King

Ridire /Ireland/=Knight

Ridder /Dutch/equivalent to Knight/Style: Hoogwelgeboren (literally High Well Born)

Ritter /German/equivalent to Knight

Roi, Reine /French/= King, Queen/Style: Sa Majesté

Ruire /Ireland/=Sub-King (from latin Regulus)

Sabhdan /Ireland/=Sultan

Salawa / Nias Islands, Sumatra/a ruler's title

Sardar, Serdar, Sirdar /Afghanistan, India, Pakistan/literally, Commander (wife: Sardarni ), a hereditary or personal military title

Sardarni /Afghanistan, India, Pakistan/wife/widow of a Sardar

Sayyid , Sayed , Sharif, Sherif, Sidi / Islam/literally Lord or Noble, title borne by the descendants in the male line of Fatima (daughter of Holy Prophet Mohammad) by 4th (Sunni) Caliph and 1st (Shia) Imam Ali and their two sons 5th (Sunni) Caliph and 2nd (Shia) Imam Hassan and 3rd (Shia) Imam Hussain

Sawai Maharaja Bahadur
/India/literally, Higher Illustrious Great King (wife: Maharani, son: Maharaj Kumar, daughter: Maharaj Kumari)/Style: His Highness for successors of rulers of salute states

Seanascal /Ireland/=Seneschal

Secrétaire d'Etat /French/= Secretary of State/Style: none in France and in Belgium, Son Excellence in other countries

Secretary General of the United Nations /Style: His Excellency

Secretary of State /UK/Style: The Right Honourable

Seigneur, Dame /French/= Lord, Lady/not in use since 1789

Sénateur/ French/= Senator/Style: none

Senator /USA/Style: The Honorable

Señor, Señora /Spanish nobility title/= Lord, Lady/Style: Excelentisimo if Grande de España, Ilustrisimo otherwise, with in both cases the prefix Don, Doña

Serdar, Sirdar , see Sardar

Shah /Persian/= King

Shahanshah /Persian/= King of Kings/Style: His Imperial Majesty

Shahzada, Shahzade, Shahzadi/ Persian, Ottoman Empire/literally Son, Daughter of the King/= Prince, Princess/Style: varies from His Imperial Highness to none

Shaikh or Sheikh, Shaika or Sheika /Arab/the head of an Arab family, clan, tribe, or village : an Arab chief — often used as a title or form of respectful address or a governor or prince among peoples of Arabian or Muslim descent or a Muslim religious leader or scholar/title used by cadet members of the Gulf emirates/Style: none

Sharif, Sherif, Sidi , see Sayyid

Shehu /Borno, Nigeria/title of the traditional ruler/Style: His Royal Highness

Siulu /Nias Islands, Sumatra/= Chief, a tribechief's title

Somdetch Chao Fa /Thailand/= Prince, Princess/the highest rank of royal princes/Style: His, Her Royal Highness

Somdetch Krom Phraya /Thailand/= Prince, Princess of +place name/the highest rank of royal titles, formerly Krom Somdetch Phra/Style: varies from His, Her Royal Highness to His, Her Highness

Somdetch Phra Baromma /Thailand/the highest rank in the Royal Family, second only to that of HM The King, bestowed to the Queen and to royal princes of the Somdetch Chao Fa rank

Speaker of the House of Representatives /USA/Style: The Honorable

Staatssecretaris /Belgium (Dutch), Netherlands/=Secretary of State/Style: none

Suku /Sumatra/= Chief, a ruler's title

Sultan /Dutch, English, French/a king or ruling sovereign especially of a Muhammadan state/Style: depending on the sultanate from His Majesty (Brunei) to none

Sultan Muda /Indonesian/= Vice Sultan

Sultanzade /Ottoman Empire/literally, Son of the Sultan, title borne by the sons of daughters of the Ottoman Emperor/Style: His Highness

Susuhunan /Java/= Sultan, title of the Sultan of Surakarata/Style: His Royal Highness

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