Highness

The Khedive of Egypt is styled “Your Highness,” or “His Highness;” The children of kings and queens, “Your Royal Highness,” or “His Royal Highness;” The children of emperors, “Your Imperial Highness,” or “His Imperial Highness.”

Till the reign of Henry VIII. the kings of England were styled “Your Highness,” “Your Grace,” “Your Excellent Grace,” etc., or “His” etc.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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