Have you ever dreamed of calling yourself Lady, or Lord, in England? Here’s everything you need to know about titles in the UK and how to get one for yourself. These types of titles also work as wonderful gifts for friends and family.
Can I buy a royal title?
There’s always a little bit of confusion when it comes to titles in the UK so let’s cover that first. It is illegal to buy any royal title in the UK. These types of titles include Baron, Duke, Earl (and their female equivalents). Royal titles in the UK can only be personally granted by the Queen or inherited through your family. Make sure to avoid any websites selling illegal royal titles (there’s a lot).
It’s also important to remember that you cannot buy any Sir or Dame titles online (although there are many fraudulent companies selling fake ones).
Instead, you can purchase Lady or Lord titles online.
How can I buy a Lady Title in England?
A lady or lord title is known as a manorial title. These are legally available for purchase (and can be a really lovely gift, too).
Some websites that sell these types of Lady and Lord Titles include:
Lord Titles (Lady titles are also available for England) – £24.95 for a title, plot of land and personalised kit
Lordship Titles (also provides Lady titles for England) – £86 for a personalised certificate
Highland Titles (Lord and Lady titles for Scotland) – £150 for a title, plot of land and personalised kit
It’s important to check the price as it can greatly vary, and also what you will receive.
For example, when you use Lord Titles, you receive some extra details in addition to the title:
- a personalised title certificate (gold embossed)
- legal title deed
- 5 square feet of dedicated land within the Hougun Manor Estate (which you can visit)
- title crest postcard
- personalised welcome letter
- access to the online members area
- colour brochure and presentation folder
When you purchase a manorial title, you should receive details and instructions on how to use that title, should you want to add it to personal documents.
When you purchase a lady title for England (or a lord title) you can refer to yourself as such. These title purchases are based on a historic English Lord of the Manor title that supports the legal right to use the honorific title Lord or Lady.
“Within most legal jurisdictions, should you wish to change your honorific title to Lord or Lady (Lord or Lady of the Manor) then you can change this at any time, provided you do not intend to deceive or defraud another person or purport your title to be a peerage.”
In terms of changing your name on personal documents, you can do so in most instances (such as credit cards, membership cards, social media, etc). It’s important to remember that government documents (such as passports and in some instances, a driving license) cannot be updated with the new title.
If you’re unsure, the company that sold you the title should be able to provide more detailed information on how to use your new title.
Others ways to get a Lady Title in England
The easiest and most accessible way to get a Lady Title in England is to buy it through a title service company (such as those listed above). This only takes a few minutes to fill in your name, shipping address and payment details. That’s all that’s required!
There are a few other ways to receive these types of titles:
- Inheritance through your family
- Auctions (if a Lord or Lady is selling their title along with their manor house)
- A life peerage where the Queen makes someone a Lord, based on recommendations by the Prime Minister or the House of Lords Appointments Commission
Final thoughts on buying a Lady Title in England
While buying a lady title in England won’t grant you special privileges or power, it’s still an interesting and exciting idea. These types of English titles are also great gifts for any friends or family who love the UK. Just make sure to buy your title for a reasonable price from a reputable company.