How to Address a King
How to Address a Queen

How to Address a King | How to Address a 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 or address block on an email: 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: How to Address a King
—-—-Your Majesty:   How to A

—-Conversation: How to Address a King
Your Majesty    How to address a Queen


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

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:

—-Envelope or address block on an email:
—-—-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:
—-Knight/Dame—-Noble Titles: Social Use Only


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.
___What I don’t cover on this site are many things I do cover in my book: all the rules of forms of address, about names, international titles, precedence, complimentary closes, details on invitations, place cards, all sorts of introductions, etc. I hope you’ll get a copy of the book if you’d like the further detail.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or 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.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”