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QUEEN. There are several kinds of queens in some countries. 1. Queen regnant, is a woman who possesses in her own right the executive power of the country.
     2. Queen consort, is the wife of a king.
     3. Queen dowager is the widow of a king. In the United States there is no one with this title.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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She'll be William's Queen Consort, much as the Queen Mother was during her husband's reign and much as Camilla will be during Charles' to come," he wrote.
He added that although she may choose to be known as Princess Consort, it "is a matter for the future King (Prince Charles)" to decide but that she will still be Queen Consort on paper.
Covering English queenship from Henry VIIIAEs wives through the reigning Queen Elizabeth II, this color-illustrated work for general readers surveys the lives and legacies of 28 women who have served as queen regent or queen consort in England, drawing on their own writings and the writings of their contemporaries to paint a portrait of their lives and times.
1755: Marie Antoinette, Queen Consort of Louis XVI of France, who would be executed after the French Revolution, was born in Vienna.
Of which European country is Queen Silvia the Queen Consort?
In 567 he reached Poitiers, where Radegunda, former queen consort of Chlotar I, had founded a monastery.
Rumors are rife that Prince Charles will insist on giving Camilla Parker Bowles the title "Queen Consort" when he becomes king.
Camilla is the next queen consort, but more people are eager to talk about the Duchess of Cambridge becoming the next queen consort.
The present gueen launched the QE2 in 1967 and the Queen Mary 2 in 2004 (the original Queen Elizabeth - named afterthethen queen consort and later queen mother - was launched in 1938 with no royal presence, because of impending war).
The wedding of King George VI and the Queen Consort Elizabeth takes place at Westminster Abbey.
"Catherine is married to the second in line to the throne and will be Queen Consort one day.