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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 3 weeks ago

What exactly has the Honourable Lady Ogilvy done to earn the title "Honourable?"?

Has she made contributions to the realms of art and science or contributed generously to charitable endeavours? What "honourable" traits as she exhibited?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The Princess Alexandra is called "Honourable" because her husband Angus Ogilvy was knighted in 1988, and  Princess Alexandra assumed the style of The Hon. Lady Ogilvy.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Married the right person to be given a title.

    • Edna
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      She already HAD a title when she married. She is The Princess Alexandra. 

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  • Rico
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    She was the wife of a younger son of an Earl.  

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  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    You should study the peerage......it is the best thing in fiction the English have ever done (Wilde)

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  • Clo
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    3 weeks ago

    "Honourable" is the style for children of barons, children of viscounts, younger sons of an earl, knights and baronets, their wives, for dames and baronetesses in their own right.

    Princess Alexandra is the widow of Sir Angus Ogilvy, a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order. Wives assume titles and styles of their husbands so her full title and style is HRH, Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy.

    She has many charitable interests:

    https://www.royal.uk/princess-alexandra

    Alexandra House

    Website: www.army.mod.uk

    Object of the Trust is to provide childcare to Service and Ex-Service families. It offers a flexible, safe and nurturing environment that takes into account the specific needs of these children and families. The Charity aids to improve the lives of vulnerable young children by employing professionals to provide stability and other hight quality, continuity of care.

    Region: UK-wide

    Members of the Royal Family:

    Princess Alexandra, Patron

    Alexandra Rose Charity

    Website: www.alexandrarosechatities.org.uk

    Operations are focused on promoting and assisting projects for the welfare and development of children and young people primarlity in the Greater London area through the Rose Voucher Scheme, whereby mothers on low incomes can be helped to feed their young children healthy food.

    Region: UK-wide

    Members of the Royal Family:

    Princess Alexandra, President

    Alzheimer's Society

    Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

    Charity supporting those suffering from Alzheimers, or caring for people with the condition.

    Region: UK (England)

    Members of the Royal Family:

    Princess Alexandra, Royal Patron

    Anchor Hanover

    Website: www.anchor.org.uk

    Not-for-profit provider of housing, support and care for the elderly in England.

    Region: UK (England)

    Members of the Royal Family:

    Princess Alexandra, Patron

    British Home

    Website: www.britishhome.org.uk

    An independent charity caring for chronically sick and severely disabled people.

    Region: UK-wide

    Members of the Royal Family:

    Princess Alexandra, Patron

    British School at Rome

    Website: www.bsr.ac.uk

    Promotes study of Italian arts, literature, history and architecture by British and other scholars.

    Region: Europe

    Members of the Royal Family:

    Her Majesty The Queen, Patron

    Princess Alexandra, President

    British Skin Foundation

    Website: www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk

    Chairty dedicated to supporting dermatologists and skin science.

    Region: UK-wide

    Members of the Royal Family:

    Princess Alexandra, Royal Patron

    These are a few of her works.

    About titles: http://laura.chinet.com/html/titles12.html

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    you are a complete mong.

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  • The English nobility have minor titles.  The children of Dukes, Marquises and Earls get the honorary title Lord or Lady (as in Lady Diana Spencer).  The Grandchildren of Dukes, Marquises and Earls have the honorary title Honorable - unless they inherit a higher title.

    Princess Alexandra is a descendant of King George V and a cousin of the Queen.  She married the Honorable Angus Ogilvy who was descended from an Earl.  She became the Honorable Mrs Ogilvy.  In 1988, she was made a Viscountess in her own right and is now the Honorable Lady Ogilvy.  She is the patron and supporter of many charities.  If you did the same, you'd probably get a gong for it - although being an also-ran royal might help.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    She is a princess by birth and married the Hon James Ogilvy, a younger son of the Earl of Airlie, who was later knighted. So she is an Hon, and a Lady, by marriage (he was later a Rt Hon as he was Privy Councillor). She has been an active royal representing the Queen on various occaisions and worked for leading cultural and charitable concerns including the English National Opera.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Courtesy prefix of "The Honourable"

    The younger sons of earls, along with all sons and daughters of viscounts, barons and lords of parliament are accorded the courtesy style of "The Honourable" before their name. This is usually abbreviated to "The Hon."

    There is other information if you do your own searches.

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