The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently announced that they would be giving up their titles. Photo: AFP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Addressing the emperor in ancient China and the evolving absurdities of honorifics

  • In stepping back from their royal roles, Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be relinquishing their honorific titles
  • Terms of deference have existed throughout Chinese history, some coming from curious origins
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently announced that they would be giving up their titles. Photo: AFP
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