Template talk:British princes

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I have given some of the princes, like the Hanovers and the Saxe-Coburgs, the titles of their immediate line as well as giving the kings those names because I feel their identities are otherwise partially obscured. We know that they were/are British princes because they are on this template, so let's use their other titles. Charles 05:19, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree. DrKiernan (talk) 12:26, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Viscount Severn[edit]

I changed James' name back to James of Wessex. My reasoning for this is that Viscount Severn is a courtesy title, not like his father, uncles and the rest of the princes with ducal titles. Now, once he becomes Earl of Wessex (or Duke of Edinburgh) I think we could fix that, but until then, I think James of Wessex is okay. Morhange (talk) 19:55, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm afraid I have to disagree — "Prince James of Wessex" is entirely an invention of Wikipedia! The styling of second-generation princ(ess)es is simply a matter of custom, and, customarily, we have never seen Prince/ss James/Louise of Wessex in writing anywhere else — he is customarily styled Viscount Severn. This is undeniable. DBD 13:44, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Custom dictates he would be James of Wessex. If you are disputing that, let's remove him, because that means he is not a prince in your opinion. Charles 15:34, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm not disputing that. He would be of Wessex, but he's not. Even if we accept he's a prince, which as we all recognise, is up for grabs, his practical style is VS, he's not once been given a princely style — which we could surely only derive if he's been shown to have it. Surely we can only style him PJoW with an objective scholarly source independent of this 'pædia. DBD 16:08, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Can we not agree that a "Viscount" is not a "Prince" in any way, shape or form in the United Kingdom? Ludicrous! I recommend immediate removal from this list. (talk) 13:38, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
I think that a star should be put by James, Viscount Severn's name. The note at the bottom should read *=Is legally a British prince, but uses a courtesy title. The same goes for her sister, Lady Louise, in the British princesses template. What do you think? Should this be included?--PrincessAlice13 (talk) 17:42, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
We need to find some other form of words if that or a similar footnote is to be inserted, as I don't think "legally" is verifiable: there is no statute as far as I'm aware determining who is or is not a prince. DrKiernan (talk) 17:54, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
Maybe 'technically' would work, or if not, we could leave it out. --PrincessAlice13 (talk) 22:16, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 February 2017[edit] (talk) 21:28, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Prince George 3rd in line to the throne86.146.129.174 (talk) 21:28, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. The template already lists Price George. RudolfRed (talk) 01:42, 23 February 2017 (UTC)