Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Newbie
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Oct 2019
    • Posts: 2
    #1

    Unhappy By her majesty the Queen

    Hello,

    I was reading an article the other night, it was about a MND research center just opened in England.
    It says the center was opened by her majesty the Queen.
    I just can not understand what it means by "by her majesty"
    Does it mean that it was approved by the queen? if so, does every hospitals or public centers should be approved by the queen?
    or is it some kind of expression?

    I already googled it, but didn't get the answer :(

    Please help me understand

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 51,220
    #2

    Re: By her majesty the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by jinakim0921 View Post
    Hello.

    I was reading an article the other night; it was about a MND research centre just opened in England. It says said the centre was opened by her majesty the Queen.

    I just can not cannot understand what it means by "by her majesty" means. Does it mean that it was approved by the queen? If so, does must every hospitals hospital or public centers centre should be approved by the queen?
    or is it some kind of expression?

    I have already Googled it, but didn't get I couldn't find the answer. :(

    Please help me understand.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my corrections above.

    If you copied it exactly, it was incorrectly capitalised. It should be "Her Majesty The Queen". That is her official title. She opened the centre - that means she attended and conducted the official opening ceremony.

    No, Her Majesty The Queen does not have to open every hospital or public building. She's very busy with other things (I have no idea what!) It takes a very important event for her to attend.

    If you're really interested, you can read more about her HERE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. jutfrank's Avatar
    VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 9,125
    #3

    Re: By her majesty the Queen

    It's traditional in the UK to have prominent public figures attend the opening ceremonies of public buildings.

    When Her Majesty The Queen is not available, there are plenty of others to ask, like Chesney Hawkes or Kerry Katona.

  4. Moderator
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 15,038
    #4

    Re: By her majesty the Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by jinakim0921 View Post
    Does it mean that it was approved by the queen? if so, does every hospitals or public centers should be approved by the queen?
    The Queen does not have the power to approve or disapprove of the construction of any public building. One of her duties is to preside over various ceremonies of this kind.

    She is referred to as "Her Majesty The Queen". Her Majesty is a style of office.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Oct-2019 at 15:37. Reason: Fixed typo
    I am not a teacher.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •