A prince is member of the nobility. It is a title used to indicate varying levels of rank. Many presently take it to mean that a prince is a male member of the royal family. However, that was not always so. It was not originally exclusively used for males. Queen Elizabeth I was refered to as "a prince admirable above her sex" by William Camden, her historian.
Princes in the SCA
There are two types of princes in the SCA, Crown Princes and "Princes Regnant" (or "landed Princes" or "ruling Princes." See Crown Prince for more details about Crown Princes. The following addresses Princes regnant.
The prince is one of the couple currently ruling a principality. He may have achieved this position through victory in a Coronet tournament, or by being consort to the victor of a Coronet tournament (this is rare, but has happened several times in the SCA). Princes are permitted to display the principality arms and coronet, and are referred to as Your Highness or Your Royal Highness.
(SCA humor: Someone who has been Prince once is a Viscount, twice is a Biscuit and three times is a Triscuit)
|Albanian||Princ / Bir Mbreti|
|Czech||Knize / Princ|
|Finnish||Ruhtinas / Prinssi|
|Irish Gaelic||Prionsa / Flaith|
|Turkish||Prens / Emir|
|Welsh||Tywysog / Teyrn / Edling / Gwrthrychiad|