In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Her/His/Your (Royal) Highness — Su Alteza (Real)
- Their Royal Highnesses — Sus Altezas Reales
- ‘Thank you, your Highness,’ Sarah whispered, sitting down again, blushing a deeper red.
- ‘May I draw your attention, your Highness, to The Times,’ he said gravely.
- Her Royal Highness, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was an hour late.
- If I could have got close enough last week I would have thanked him personally, but His Highness was surrounded by photographers.
- His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has been installed as an Honorary Freeman of the Company.
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