Sorry for the delay replying to this topic, but we are in the middle of an interstate move and don't have much computer access at the moment.
Lochac's 12th Night event was our second coronation since bcoming a kingdom (the first king & queen were stepping down). The first king & queen were then given the titles of 'Count Lochac' and Countess Lochac'. The person who spoke for them and requested this of the crown (the second king & queen) was Duke Elffin, who was originally from Lochac and later moved to Drachenvald (apologies if I spelt that incorrectly!), and who holds the titles of Count Drachenvald and Duke Drachenvald, as he was the first count and the first duke of Drachenvald.
So at least two kingdoms do follow this protocol.
> --- "Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil" <aheilvei@...> wrote:This message was sent through MyMail http://www.mymail.com.au
> > At 12:58 PM 1/21/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> > >This is something that I'm wondering.....
> > >
> > >The first Countess of a kingdom (we'll call it Rose) may style herself:
> > >Jane Boyd, Countess Rose for her entire SCA career.
> > >
> > >The first Duchess of a kingdom may style herself: Jane Boyd, Duchess Rose
> > >for her entire SCA career.
> > Okay, so I can't find any reference to this in anything. I guess I"m just
> > off my rocker and shouldn't be allowed to type when I'm not feeling
> > well. <blush>
> > Thanks to all who have helped and tried to help. If someone does run
> > across something like this, please let me know.
> > Smiles,
> > Despina de la back in the corner now