Royal Highness (abbreviation HRH) is a style (His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness); plural Royal Highnesses (abbreviation TRH, Their Royal Highnesses). It appears in front of the names of some members of some royal families but is not normally used for Kings or Queens who are usually styled Majesty.
The style Royal Highness ranks below Imperial Highness, but above Grand Ducal Highness, Highness, Serene Highness and some other styles. In the United Kingdom, whose monarchy is a purely statutory institution, only the style Royal Highness has been used since 1917, and its use is restricted by law to the sovereign (who is normally addressed "His/Her/Your Majesty" but may also be called "His/Her/Your Royal Highness" and "His/Her/Your Grace"), the children of the sovereign, and the children of the sovereign's sons - but not the children of the sovereign's daughters.
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“High on a throne of royal state, which far
Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand
Showrs on her kings barbaric pearl and gold,
Satan exalted sat, by merit raised
To that bad eminence; and, from despair
Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires
Beyond thus high, insatiate to pursue
Vain war with Heavn, and by success untaught,
His proud imaginations”
—John Milton (16081674)