AJ Langer and her three-week-old son, Jack Haydon Langer Courtenay, have been making headlines due to their royal connections, so Breezy Mama had to ask the My So Called Life actress what exactly does her baby’s title mean?
“The whole title thing…I am no expert,” she responded. “It means they have a verrrrrrry big and long family tree. It means more to some people and less to others. It definitely makes for interesting conversation, and an interesting story. Am I royalty now? No – I am not royalty…by marrying Charlie I can take the courtesy title of ‘Lady,’ and my children can take the title ‘Honorable.’ If Charlie becomes the Earl of Devon, my title would become the Countess of Devon and our kids would be Lords and Ladies. But we don’t use the titles in our daily lives, they are there and we respect the history that gave rise to them, but in our reality we’re just a normal family.”
In fact, her husband Charlie Courtenay, the son and heir of the Earl of Devon would like to, “discourage the ‘Royalty’ thing. Although it makes for a good headline, it is inaccurate,” he clarified. “Royalty implies a person is a member of the royal family, which we are not. An Earldom is an aristocratic or noble title granted by the King or Queen of the time –in our case by Queen Mary Tudor — but it is not a royal title and, save for [our 2 1/2 year old daughter] Joscelyn who thinks she’s a princess, we’re not considered royalty.”
In addition to royal dish, Breezy Mama caught up with AJ on the jump from one kid to two, home birthing, and more.
Congrats on your second baby! How are you doing with the transition from one baby to two?
Pretty great – at least it has been with my [Read more…] about AJ Langer on the Royal Rumor and the Jump From One Home Birth Baby to Two