When a title, made of two hyphenated words, is followed by a proper noun, is the word after the hyphen capitalised?

Eg. I understand that the following statement is correct:

He killed King Ravan.

But, which of these is correct?

He killed Demon-king Ravan.

He killed Demon-King Ravan.

British English rules are what I, as an Indian, would prefer.

Thank you. :)

  • This question appears to answer a lot of this. Could you edit your question to say what is left that that doesn't cover? Otherwise, this is really a duplicate of that one.
    – Andrew Leach
    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:08
  • @AndrewLeach Clarified the question in the first line.
    – LWTBP
    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:14

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Are his title and name King Ravan and is he a demon, then: "demon King Ravan." Is Ravan een demon-king, then "demon-king Ravan". Is demon-king a title, the "Demon-king Ravan."

  • Thank you. What's the “een” in your answer's second statement?
    – LWTBP
    Jul 12, 2014 at 6:10

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