The Queen in the SCA
In the SCA the Queen may gain her position through right of arms (Queen Regnant or Queen Sovereign), or by being consort to such a King or Queen Arms (making her the Queen Consort). When a Queen steps down, she becomes a Countess (or some variant appropriate to her persona) if she has reigned once and in some kingdoms becomes a Lady of the Rose. If she has reigned twice or more, she becomes a Duchess (or variant).
In some kingdoms it is customary for the queen to use as arms the arms of the kingdom, whereas in others the queen has arms specific to her. The Queen of Lochac, whether she is Queen Regnant or Queen Consort, uses the undifferenced Arms of the Kingdom of Lochac. However in the West the Queen consort's arms differ from the kingdom's arms by containing a wreath of roses rather than a laurel wreath.
|Arabic||Malika / Sultana|
|Welsh||Brenhines / Teyrn|