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Should I use a capital letter for the word 'royal'

English translation: It depends.

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12:41 Apr 10, 2000
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English term or phrase: Should I use a capital letter for the word 'royal'
I am translating a historical novel from French to English, and I am unsure
about capitalizing "royal', 'prince',
'queen' etc. These are the 'royals' of
UK & France mainly.
I know I SHOULD know about this!
Puzzled in Canada.
Ici on parle anglais!
English translation:It depends.
Explanation:
No, you do not capitalize the words "royal", "prince", "queen", etc. if you use these words as general terms.

You capital them if they are followed by a name, such as "Prince Charles" or "Queen Elizabeth".

You capitalize the word "royal" in the phrase "Your Royal Highness" - also because it is part of a name.
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Astrid Elke Johnson
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na +3It depends.
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411 days peer agreement (net): +3
It depends.


Explanation:
No, you do not capitalize the words "royal", "prince", "queen", etc. if you use these words as general terms.

You capital them if they are followed by a name, such as "Prince Charles" or "Queen Elizabeth".

You capitalize the word "royal" in the phrase "Your Royal Highness" - also because it is part of a name.

Astrid Elke Johnson
Germany
Local time: 20:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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agree  Robert Donahue
1490 days

agree  Charlie Bavington: that's basically it.
1492 days

agree  Andrew D
1547 days
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