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Duke

(dūk), Avoid the incorrect forms Dukes and Dukes'.
William Waddell Duke, U.S. pathologist, 1883-1945. See: Duke bleeding time test.
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No traveller will ever forget their visit to the Dukedom of Walsallia.
The time for dukedoms, royal or otherwise seems to have passed," he said.
The question of whether Edward should have a dukedom has raged at the Palace since the couple announced their engagement.
Edward, who has discussed the dukedom with the Queen, also showed an interest in the title Duke and Duchess of Connaught.
Edward will probably become a Duke, the Dukedom of Cambridge, is the most likely title.
The fact that Edward has been granted a badge before his wedding has no bearing on whether he will receive a dukedom from the Queen on the day he ties the knot.
THE Queen could hand Edward a dukedom before his marriage - making Sophie a duchess.
Unfortunately, it isn't so easy for a woman who will be a princess and, if the Queen gives Edward his dukedom of Cambridge, a royal duchess.
Winston Churchill turned down a dukedom in his prime and he said of a dim figure pensioned off with a title: "It's not a peerage, it's a disappearage.
Historian Dr David Starkey said: "To create another dukedom would send out the wrong signals - that they are still an old- fashioned Royal Family.
38 She was rebuffed by Winston Churchill when he refused "a dukedom or anything like that".
However, the last dukedom was created Queen Victoria and this documentary examines what will happen as they gradually become extinct.