How to Address a King or Queen

King | Queen

This format, based on the British form used for the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is acceptable, when the common language is English, for all kings and queens, except the King of Saudi Arabia.   See next post for the King of Saudi Arabia.

—-Envelope: How to Address a Queen
—-—-His Majesty
—-—-The King of (full name of country)

—-—-Her Majesty
—-—-The Queen of (full name of country)

—-—-Their Majesties
—-—-The King and Queen of (country/people)

—-Letter salutation:
—-—-Your Majesty:   How to Address a Queen

How to Address the King of Saudi Arabia?

This afternoon I am to draft a congratulatory message for the National Day of Saudi Arabia to the King of Saudi Arabia and would welcome your expertise. What would be the appropriate form of address both on the envelope and in the salutation?
——————–– Renata Bankoff

Dear Ms. Bankoff:
The King of Saudi Arabia has a special courtesy title all to himself:

—-—-The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques
—-—-The King of Saudi Arabia

—-—-Your Majesty:

—-—-Your Majesty:

Two holy mosques are the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.

— Robert Hickey

—-See these Related Posts:

—-—-Noble Titles: Social Use Only

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—-#2)  After checking the list and reading the posts, if you don’t see your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

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