Majesty and highness are two standard terms used to address royalty. When addressing royalty, it is imperative to show the appropriate courtesy. Majesty and highness are two terms that have a philosophical and prosperous history rooted since the medieval period. Majesty is a title given to the king's, emperors, queens, and empresses. "Highness" is a designation for princes and princesses or other members of the royal family.
Majesty means the highest rank. The title "Highness" exudes grandness and honor as well as a respected status. When the monarch attains a second title, only one title is used in addressing the said monarch.
People use majesty and highness when they want to refer to someone who has royal-blood or if that person comes from high society. Majesty is normally used to address those who are in the highest ranks. This means that a lot of people can be called “Your Highness,” but not everyone will be addressed as “Your Majesty” because this term is only referred to those who are in the highest positions.
These words are still used to address the royal family not only to show that the people are respected but also to show that people are obedient to the ones who are in position.
E. BarnesProfessional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington
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Answered on May 24, 2019
Majesty and Highness are two ways to address people in higher society. When addressed this way, it shows courtesy to the royals. Majesty is called to those who are kings, queens, emperors, and empresses. The word itself means the highest rank.
Highness refers to princesses and princes, as well as other Royal family members. This word means loftiness, status, and honor. Majesty is more often used than Highness because it is the highest form of the court. Those who fall under this reign are more respected but the usage of both words indicate a person's obedience to the royal court.