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Save the date: Princess Eugenie’s wedding is fast approaching on October 12. But before you make a zillion Champagne toasts to her and hubby-to-be Jack Brooksbank at your viewing party, we feel obliged to inform you that there’s a large chance you’ve been saying her name wrong all this time. While we’re at it, there are actually a slew of royal words you might be mispronouncing. Here, your chance to avoid a royal faux pas—or heed the wrath of HRH Queen Eliz. (We kid, we kid.)

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Princess Eugenie

The Wrong Way: You-JEAN-ee
The Right Way: YOU-juh-knee

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Fergie’s oldest daughter explained: “Whenever we used to meet foreign people who were struggling with it, my mum and I would help them by saying, ‘It’s like Use Your Knees.’”

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The Wrong Way: Core-gee
The Right Way: Core-ghee

As in the adorable little pups that trail Queen Eliz all around Buckingham Palace. (In fact, they have free rein.)

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The Wrong Way: Suss-ex
The Right Way: SUSS-icks

This is the new royal title assigned to Harry and Meghan, so it’s worth brushing up.

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The Wrong Way: Viss-count
The Right Way: Vie-count

It’s a title typically gifted to children of an earl. Case in point: Prince Edward’s son James.

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The Wrong Way: Ed-in-burg
The Right Way: Ed-in-burr-uh

Sure, it’s a city in Scotland, but it’s also the official title of the Queen’s hubby: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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The Wrong Way: Mownt-bah-en
The Right Way: Mownt-BAT-uhn

It’s the surname of Prince Philip’s mother’s family and is used by male line descendants of both he and the queen. (Yep, Prince William’s legal last name is actually Mountbatten-Windsor.)

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Prince Louis

The Wrong Way: Loo-iss
The Right Way: Loo-wee

He is fifth in line to the throne, you guys. After George and Charlotte, of course.

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