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    His Serene Majesty

    I've heard "Your Majestry" in dramas and films a lot, so what difference does "HSM(His Serene Majesty)" have, especially "Serene"?

    st80)As a result of his successful books, George Washington Williams became a pupular lecturer and made several trips to Europe...Outraged by what he saw, Williams wrote "An Open Letter to His Serene Majesty, Leopold II, King of the Belgians." In it, he denounced the king and his rule in Africa.

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    Re: His Serene Majesty

    As an NES but not an English teacher:

    I believe it is meant in the same way as: "with the greatest possible respect ....".
    This normally precedes something such as: " I believe you are talking a lot of rubbish!" or similar.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: His Serene Majesty

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I've heard "Your Majestry" in dramas and films a lot, so what difference does "HSM(His Serene Majesty)" have, especially "Serene"?

    st80)As a result of his successful books, George Washington Williams became a pupular lecturer and made several trips to Europe...Outraged by what he saw, Williams wrote "An Open Letter to His Serene Majesty, Leopold II, King of the Belgians." In it, he denounced the king and his rule in Africa.
    "His Serene Majesty" was the style used by the Belgian royal family.

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    Re: His Serene Majesty

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "His Serene Majesty" was the style used by the Belgian royal family.
    As someone once said: "I bet there's a lot of people that don't know that!"

    Cheers!
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    Re: His Serene Majesty

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    As someone once said: "I bet there's a lot of people that don't know that!"

    Cheers!
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    "Not a lot of people know that!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: His Serene Majesty

    Dash!
    I'll have to learn to moderate my own language!
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