HC Deb 13 November 1917 vol 99 c196
18. Mr. LYNCH

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War how many of the Presidents of Republics, Allies in war of this country, hold honorary rank in the British Army; and whether he will give the complete list of the monarchs, ex-monarchs, or royal princes who hold honorary rank in the British Army?


No Presidents of Republics hold honorary rank in the British Army. The list requested in the last part of the question is as follows: The King of the Belgians, the late Emperor of Russia, the King of Spain, the King of Norway, the King of Denmark, and the King of Siam.


Has the War Office considered that, at a time when the word "democracy" is held to be of use, it has placed the King of Siam and the dethroned Czar of Russia in higher precedence than the President of the United States or the President of France?