When we decided to do a deep dive into all of the British royal titles, we never expected that it would get so, well, complicated.
The dukedom was pretty straightforward, then we tackled the next obvious question: What is a duchess? But by the time we got to counts and barons, things really started to get interesting (and involved). Now that we have a good grasp on those four, we're breaking down one of the remaining royal titles—earl. So, what is an earl? And how does someone acquire the title? Keep reading for everything we know.