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Precedence of Titled People

Below is the Precedence (for England and Wales) of some of the titles mentioned in the Addressing Titled People chapter. Although the titles are on order, there are sometimes many titles in between those that are mentioned.

The Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II.

The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prince of Wales.

Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lord High Chancellor.

Archbishop of York.

The Prime Minister.

Ambassadors and High Commissioners.


Ministers and Envoys.

Eldest sons of Dukes of Blood Royal.


Dukes' eldest sons


Marquesses' eldest sons.


Earls' eldest sons.

Bishops of London, Durham and Winchester.

Other English Bishops.

Secretaries of State, if of the degree of Baron.


Viscounts' eldest sons.

Knights of the Garter.

Privy Counsellors.

Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Lord Chief Justice of England.

Master of the Roll.

Lords Justices of Appeal.

Judges of the High Court.

Sons of Life Peers.


Knights of the Thistle.

Members of the Order of Merit.

Knights Grand ... etc.

Knights Commanders ... etc.

Knights Bachelor.

Official Referees of the Supreme Court.

Circuit Judges.

Commanders of the British Empire.

Officers of the British Empire.

Baronet's eldest sons.

Members of the British Empire.

Navel, Military, Air and other Esquires by office.

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