Original Post from 2012
When a deed is for lives (usually) renewable sometimes members of the
royal family are used as the named lives. When the lives are renewable
these artificial names are of no real consequence and may be omitted
from the index. If the life is genuine and may impact on the length of
the lease it probably should be reported in the index.
If such a person as the "Prince of Wales" is recorded in the index I
suggest that you use "ROYAL_FAMILY" as the family name rather than the
changing actual dynastic name e.g. "HANOVER" and "SAXE-COBURG". The
forename in the forename field and title in the title field.
George Prince of Wales could be recorded as
Family Forename Title
ROYAL_FAMILY George Prince of Wales
But in most cases these people need not be included in the index.