Hindusufi asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 5 months ago

In the UK, can a commoner pay a fee to become gentry or nobility?

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Why not anonymous?

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  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    No rational person would want to

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    In theory no.

    In practice, yes. If you donate to a political party the leader may put your name forward. The highest honors that you would realistically get would be a life peerage (Baron) or rarely a baronetcy. Knights and dames are the more usual honor.

    Creation of other peerages are very rare unless you happen to be a prince when it may happen just before your wedding; the last non-royal duke was created by Queen Victoria.

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    No; real peerage titles are only inherited or bestowed. There are some companies that claim to sell titles, but the buyer finds himself without a real peerage title and out of money.

    One is born into a family that is part of the landed gentry---untitled scion, distant relatives of peers.

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  • 5 months ago

    You can kind of, as already mentioned political donors, every high court judge is knighted, every police commissioner of the met so there are many people who have kind of bought them, or "worked" their way up the greasy pole.

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  • 5 months ago

    Technically it's not possible although there are companies who will sell made-up titles.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimdobson/2016/04/13/...

    Be careful who you give your money to!

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes, it is possible, as many large contributors to the two main political parties have realised. Ignore AnonyMOUSE, that is the resident category imbecile, the Manx moron. The odious creature treats every question, genuine or not, in the same manner.

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  • JASON
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Titles do come up now and again, and if you're sad enough to think they mean you're a better human for having one, you can buy them.

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes and no. There are two ways of getting a title. The first is to inherit it. If your father was a Lord, you probably will be when he dies, if not before. The second is to be given a title by the monarch. The Queen can confer any title she likes on anyone but apart from a few personal awards, she relies on the advice of her government for handing out honours. While there is little direct evidence, it is reasonably well known that substantial donations to political parties get rewarded. Knighthoods are easy but a peerage title would be very expensive and involve a lot of brown paper bags.

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  • 5 months ago

    One can't buy one's way into the nobility, one has to be born into it.

    Most nobles are wealthy but it's not necessarily so. It's not like the US where status is based primarily, if not exclusively, on how much money you have.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    No you can't as you well know troll.

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    • Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Do go away Wankerbiker, no one likes you and no one wants you here either!

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