Never mind 'Queen' Camilla, Cheshire historian Brian Curzon examines the controversy over the more local title Prince Charles' bride-to-be could use.
When Camilla Parker Bowles marries Prince Charles next month she has vowed to use the title Duchess of Cornwall, but there will be a second older title she will also hold - she will become Countess of Chester, a title valid throughout Cheshire.
As Windsor prepares to welcome its new Royal bride it is worthwhile remembering another fateful wedding almost 700 years ago which was responsible for that title.
When William the Conqueror invaded Britain, the north of England resisted Norman rule. He came north with his army, sweeping through Yorkshire, Lancashire and into Cheshire, in the so-called 'harrowing of the north'.
A powerful earl-dom was established at Chester which ruled over Cheshire, parts of North Wales, Lancashire and other counties. It became rich and powerful and no more so than in the time of Henry III, when the Earl, Randle de Blundeville, who had been guardian and regent for the young king, played a powerful game of politics.
He built Beeston Castle in the middle of the Cheshire plain. It had a huge outer bailey, big enough for an invading army to camp. But which way would the army go?
Was he intending to join forces with the powerful Llewelyn the Great, Prince of Wales, and set up resistance against the King? Or was he intending to join with the King and mount an invasion against Wales?
Randle de Blundeville died before the castle was completed, and perhaps he just intended it as a ploy to gain the most preference in a game of political one-upmanship.
His successor as Earl, John le Scott, at first fought against Llewelyn, but then as a sign of peace he married the Welsh leader's daughter and settled a peace treaty with Wales.
History has not been kind to the daughter, for Helen was branded as 'a wicked serpent' by historians from the 17th Century. According to the story, she plotted to overthrow John and rule as countess in her own right.
While they were at their hunting lodge in the forest at Darnhall, near Winsford, she is said to have poisoned her husband in his sleep.
King Henry acted at once. To prevent the powerful border earldom being split amongst John's daughters - who had all married powerful earls, and would be only to happy to rise against him - he declared himself Earl of Chester.
Cornwall, though now richer and more important, was a later addition to the titles. In fact, correctly addressed, Charles is Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester and Duke of Cornwall - Chester should always come first.