Why was he called “Prince Charles” instead of “Prince Charles”? Common titles are used correctly, but it is necessary to understand the historical context (1/4) | JBpress (JBpress)

It is customary to use honorifics correctly, but it is necessary to understand the historical context.

The new King Charles speaks in parliament after his accession (Photo: Representative Photography/Reuters/Aflo)

(Ushan Zhuoyu: writer)

“Crown Prince” is less than “Crown Prince”

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the new King Charles III was officially sworn in at St James’s Palace in London on September 10 (local time).

In Japan, the new King Charles was called “Prince Charles”. Originally, Queen Elizabeth is not an Emperor, so her heir to the throne should be called “Crown Prince” instead of “Crown Prince”. But why was he called “Crown Prince”?

This is because Japan did not originally have the word or title “Crown Prince”. It is a consideration that if he calls himself “Kotaishi”, he will be treated as a lower rank than “Kotaishi”, so it seems that it has become customary to avoid “Kotaishi” and call him “Kotaishi “. In Japan, it is customary to call all crown princes of other countries, including the United Kingdom, “Kotaishi”.

But it’s actually a funny story.

If “crown prince” is treated as a lower rank than “crown prince” and is inconvenient, then “king” should also be treated as a lower rank and inconvenient if not called “emperor”. If a “king” is not called an “emperor”, it is quite natural that a “crown prince” is not called a “crown prince”. diplomatic documents).

Prince William will be crowned prince as he is the first to accede to the throne. He was originally going to be called “Prince William”, but most media say “Prince William”.

Some people say that the term “prince” should be used as is, but “prince” makes it difficult to distinguish between the first successor and the other successors.

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