I have looked at so many different articles for the use of grammar in titles such as "the king" or "the captain" etc, and I'm slowly starting to understand when they should be capitalised and when they should not. I think. For example, I believe these to be correct (but please help me if I'm still wrong): The captain nodded at her as they passed in the hallway. "Good morning, Captain," she said. But, due to the way "queen" in "the Queen" always seems to start with a capital letter when speaking of Queen Elizabeth II, I'm getting really confused about whether the same rules apply to monarchy, whether this is just a thing specific to Queen Elizabeth II, or if I'm getting this all wrong for all titles. When speaking of a fictional character, should I be saying, "The king drew his sword" or "The King drew his sword"? "The commander saluted" or "The Commander saluted"? Thank you in advance from a very sleep-deprived Seren who is starting to wonder why she thought writing would be good therapy for her bad night.