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If the queen is the Duke of Normandy does that mean the queen or one of the previous Watch

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    If the queen is the duke of Normandy does that mean the queen or one of the previous monarchs owner the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man? How did William I or a following monarch give up this land for people to buy land in those places or does/did everyone lease land from the duke of Normandy in the Channel Islands or something like that or was the duke of Normandy just a title for William I and all English/British Kings and Queens after that?


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    If the queen is the duke of Normandy does that mean the queen or one of the previous monarchs owner the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man? How did William I or a following monarch give up this land for people to buy land in those places or does/did everyone lease land from the duke of Normandy in the Channel Islands or something like that or was the duke of Normandy just a title for William I and all English/British Kings and Queens after that?


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    Do you mean Isle of Wight, rather than Isle of Man?


    It was an official title, but it got signed away in 12-something, it's now carried on in an informal way.

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    "Although the English monarchy relinquished claims to continental Normandy and other French claims in 1259 (Treaty of Paris), the Channel Islands (except for Chausey under French sovereignty) remain Crown dependencies of the British Crown. The British historian Ben Pimlott noted that while Queen Elizabeth II was on a visit to mainland Normandy in May 1967, French locals began to doff their hats and shout "Vive la Duchesse!", to which the Queen supposedly replied "Well, I am The Duke of Normandy!" "
 
 
 
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