Royal Highness (abbreviation HRH) is a style (His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness); plural Royal Highnesses (abbreviation TRH, Their Royal Highnesses). It appears in front of the names of some members of some royal families but is not normally used for Kings or Queens who are usually styled Majesty.
The style Royal Highness ranks below Imperial Highness, but above Grand Ducal Highness, Highness, Serene Highness and some other styles. In the United Kingdom, whose monarchy is a purely statutory institution, only the style Royal Highness has been used since 1917, and its use is restricted by law to the sovereign (who is normally addressed "His/Her/Your Majesty" but may also be called "His/Her/Your Royal Highness" and "His/Her/Your Grace"), the children of the sovereign, and the children of the sovereign's sons - but not the children of the sovereign's daughters.
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