To Be the King: Defining the Roles of Queen Regnant and King Consort

  title={To Be the King: Defining the Roles of Queen Regnant and King Consort},
  author={Sarah Duncan},
Although Mary and Philip’s wedding ceremonies demonstrated the reversal of their traditional gender roles as (female) ruler and (male) consort, questions remained about whether this division of power, as outlined by the marriage treaty and symbolized by the marriage ceremony, would remain intact. The dilemma that faced the royal couple was complex: because neither Mary nor Philip occupied a traditional position, the couple faced, separately and together, the challenge of carving out new images… 


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