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  • queen regnant -- female monarch
  • queen consort -- a wife of a male monarch (king). Usually the husband of a queen regnant is not known as king. In the United Kingdom, the term prince consort[?] has been used.
  • queen dowager[?] -- a woman who was queen consort but whose husband has died (or abdicated), and someone else has become monarch
  • queen mother[?] -- a queen dowager whose child is now on the throne, having succeeded her husband as monarch


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