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CONSORT. A man or woman married. The man is the consort of his wife, the woman is the consort of her husband.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Kate Middleton will be a queen consort when Prince William takes over the throne.
He will table an Early Day Motion and a possible amendment to the primogeniture repeal suggesting that the spouses of monarchs be known in law as Prince or Princess Consorts, the report added.
He may be our last opportunity to have a king consort with any royal blood.
Kinney offers a full account of the influential imperial consorts of the Former Han dynasty.
The ultimate impression of this book is that these queen consorts were the last generation to move in a world in which Europe was held together by the familial ties between royal houses.
This year's annual conference of the Society for Court Studies aims to study women at the top of this public sphere, by looking at The Role of the Consort. (Of course, men were occasionally consorts, such as George of Denmark, Queen Anne's husband; but as the life of Elizabeth I shows, it was hard for reigning queens to find a suitable consort.) Topics to be addressed include: the consort's political role and influence; the consort as an instrument of dynastic diplomacy; the consort's powers of patronage; the consort in opposition to the royal mistress; the consort as mother and educator; the consort's reputation; and the consort and visual representations.
Although none of the other consorts reaches this level of tonal experimentation, most of them do evince some unusual harmonies.
Perhaps this label became attached because, as North tells us, Charles II `had an utter detestation of Fancys' and thus the viol consort was completely out of favour at court.
One immediately notices that there is something extraordinary about this book, for it begins with a 3 1/2-page 'historical capriccio' describing an imaginary concert at Whitehall on the eve of Strafford's impeachment in 1641, at which consort music by William Lawes is about to be played.
Royal author Penny Junor told ( Express that it is highly likely for the future king to give Bowles the official title of Queen Consort when he becomes King.
As previous consorts before him, the Duke has had to carve out a role for himself befitting his status but ensuring, like the Queen, he is politically neutral.

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