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Prince consort

A prince consort is the husband of a queen regnant, not himself a king in his own right. In recognition of his status, a prince consort may be given a formal title, such as prince or prince consort, with prince being the most common. However, most monarchies do not have formal rules on the styling of princes consort, thus they may have no special title. Few monarchies use the title of king consort for the same role. Prince Albert is the only spouse of a British queen to have held the title "Prince Consort"; the title was awarded to him in 1857 by Queen Victoria. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is a Prince of the United Kingdom but is not titled as Prince Consort; the distinction between the positions of prince consort and king is important in the British patriarchal hierarchical system. Within this hierarchy, the king holds a higher position in the British social hierarchy. Thus, more power is attributed to him. In cases where the hereditary monarch is female, such as Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne in 1837, power is attributed to the queen, for she holds the highest position in the absence of a king.

Clarence House has announced that when Charles, Prince of Wales becomes monarch of the United Kingdom, his second wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall would have the title of Princess Consort rather than Queen. In 2005, Prince Henrik, the spouse of Margrethe II of Denmark, was awarded the title, but in 2016, he announced that he objected to it and would not be using it; the imperial Chinese title of fuma, its Manchu equivalent e'fu, are sometimes translated as "prince consort". This was an office of the imperial household evolving into the title reserved for husbands of imperial princesses; these princes consort could hold other titles in their own right. A king consort or emperor consort is a used title to describe the husband of a queen regnant. Examples include: Mary, Queen of Scots married Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, the eldest son of the Earl and Countess of Lennox in July 1565. Darnley was a great-grandson of King Henry VII of England and Mary's first cousin, he was considered to have a strong claim to the Scottish throne.

On the evening before their marriage, Mary proclaimed Darnley "King of Scots", a title that she could not grant him without the consent of Parliament, but, never formally challenged. However, this title did not grant him any automatic right of rule or of succession to the throne should Mary die. For that to happen, it was necessary that Mary grant him the Crown Matrimonial of Scotland, which never happened. Queen Victoria wanted to make her husband Albert "king consort" but the British government refused to introduce a bill allowing it, as Albert was a foreigner, she instead gave him the title of prince consort in 1857. When the reigning Isabella II married Francis, Duke of Cádiz, he became King Consort of Spain. Like his wife, he retained the style and title of king after her abdication in favour of their son, Alphonso XII. Consort crown Jure uxoris Princess consort Queen consort List of British consorts Category:Kings consort

Craighill Channel Upper Range Front Light

The Craighill Channel Upper Range Front Light is one of a pair of range lights that marks the second section of the shipping channel into Baltimore harbor. Work on the upper range lights commenced in 1885 and was completed in time to allow activation in January 1886. An initial plan to reuse the west North Point Range Light was discarded in favor of a tiny brick structure constructed on the foundation of the old light; the keeper's house was built on the shore, a long wooden bridge allowed access to the light itself. A locomotive headlight was installed to show a fixed white light. Three years after improvements to the keeper's house were made in 1890, the bridge to the light was destroyed by a storm. Rather than rebuild it, the headlight was moved to the exterior of the light, the keeper took up residence in the light itself; the light was electrified and automated in 1929. Although there are some claims that the light was rebuilt in 1938, this is believed to be a misunderstanding based on discrepancies in the reported height of the light over the years.

"Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maryland". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Craighill Range Lighthouses, from the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society Craighill Channel Upper Front Lighthouse at lighthousefriends.org http://www.craighillrange.org Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the United States: Maryland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Project - Craighill Channel Range Lights Cut-off Channel Range Front Light Station, Baltimore County, at Maryland Historical Trust

Miffy's Adventures Big and Small

Miffy's Adventures Big and Small is a Dutch-British CGI-animated television series, based on the Miffy book series by Dutch artist Dick Bruna. It is a continuation of the Miffy and Friends series, which aired from 2003 until 2007; the show airs on KRO in the Netherlands and Nick Jr. in the US. Three seasons of the show, each consisting of 26 seven-minute segments, have been produced; the series was in production by September 2014. The series was publicly announced in October of the same year, at the MIPCOM trade show in Cannes, France. At the convention, the series' launch date was announced for fall 2015 to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the Miffy character. 52 segments were ordered in 2014, 26 additional segments were commissioned in 2016. The series is broadcast on Sony's Tiny Pop network in the United Kingdom, it is aired on ABC Kids in Nick Jr. in the United States. It airs on TVO Kids in Canada, it is released on home video by ABC in Australia, PBS Distribution in the United States and Abbey Home Media Group in the United Kingdom.

Miffy's Adventures Big and Small at NickJr.com Miffy's Adventures Big and Small on IMDb