The term Lord basically means ruler, most people with the title of Lord sit in the house of Lords and have a title of nobility which they have either inherited or had bestowed upon them by the queen. This is why, assuming a presumed title of Lord can really get you the VIP treatment!
As someone who has had a presumed title for over 10 years one interesting question I keep having to answer is:
“If you get married does that mean the girl will become a Baroness”
It’s worth mentioning at this point that this question would only come with certain titles, it’s fairly common knowledge that there is no marital equivalent to Sir for example, if you marry a Sir you would remain who you are so to speak.
- 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.
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: