The precise style of British sovereigns has varied over the years. The present style is officially proclaimed in two languages:
- in Latin:
Elizabeth II, Dei Gratia Britanniarum Regnorumque Suorum Ceterorum Regina, Consortionis Populorum Princeps, Fidei Defensor
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Henry VIII's reign saw the use of five different royal styles.
Coin of King George V, marked in Latin GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP: (Georgius V, Dei gratiâ Britanniarum omnium rex, fidei defensor, Indiae imperator; "George V, by the grace of God, king of all the Britons, defender of the faith, Emperor of India"
Queen Victoria was the first British monarch to use the style "Empress of India".