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Re: Duchess in Labor

@beckyb1012 wrote:

@ValuSkr wrote:

@MJ12 wrote:

BBC is reporting it too.Capture.PNG



Shouldn't it be "Royal Highness's?"  Or is it another diffference between American English and British English?  I'm just curious - hate to appear nit-picky.

No they have it right @ValuSkr .  The Duke was by Her side and that would be the plural way of referencing a word that ends with and s.  You do not do apostrophe then an s if the word already has an s.  I bet with the time change from England's early Monday morning to our now Mon. morning she may be a Mom by now.

All I know is that according to Merriam Webster, "Royal Highnesses" is plural.  So was the Duke by the side of more than one Royal Highness?  I don't think so.