If you have just read our post about how you can become a lord (and why you should!) then you will most likely fall into one of three camps, you will either be:
- You know the answer the the question that brought you here: “Can you buy a title?” is “yes”,
- You have reviewed the info on this site and also had a look around the web and you are ready to buy a title
- You are not sure how to progress or what you need to do next….. read on and your question will be answered!
Depending on who you ask getting a title is either child’s play or a near impossibility and something that is bestowed on just a prestigious few for a lifetime of effort and hard work. Depending on who you ask they will tell you either the honest “front door” approach or the effortless “backdoor” approach.
The Internet has given birth to a new breed of do gooder, a web vigilante of sorts. These idealist humanitarians all have their own axe to grind but it seems that quite a lot of them have been drawn to what they have branded the “fake titles” market.
It might sound like a little bit of a cheap shot for someone advocating the buying of a title to play the sex card, however, there is no doubt that title, because, despite them been easily attainable online, are still rare and prestigious. This factor in itself adds an era of mystery and exclusivity to the holder!
Take a look at the video below for Skyla’s take on someone with a title, its a case of a date with Mr Boring vs Earl interesting, the intregue and mystery along for many is enough to justify the buying of a title!
We will look at the legalities of using (or having) a title, the acquisition process, buying a title and all of the more complex details shortly as the purpose of this blog it to keep you informed of every part of the process, however, to break you in and get things rolling on a lighter note we will first look at some of the fun and perks you will get with any title and how to make the most of it!
Readers of thisismoney.co.uk might have seen this piece by Toby Walne in which he highlighted the easy with which anyone can become a Lord. Much like any other title of nobility it just takes a one off payment.
Toby’s interlocutory article linked to above contains the usual negativity and cynicism around buying a title and a statement about how you are not really going to be a legitimate member of the royal family after your payment of £200 but he did seem game in that he armed himself with a title and planned to put its effectiveness to the test.
The British honours system is basically just a way of rewarding an individual in the UK. Traditionally, and to this day, the ranks of nobility are as follows:
There are also easily identifiable female equivalents: