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blood royal

noun
1.
all persons related by birth to a hereditary monarch, taken collectively; the royal kin:
a prince of the blood royal.
Origin of blood royal
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605
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  • Princes of the blood royal had sat in the ponderous carved oak-chairs.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Since he was of the blood royal the emperor had given him a kingdom in fee.

  • I am of the blood royal, and the saying is true that good blood cannot lie.'

  • Should I be very wide of the mark in guessing him to be a prince of the blood royal?

    A Chinese Command Harry Collingwood
  • He was of the blood royal, and was recognised by all the natives as chief or King of Faloo.

    The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain
  • The princes of the blood royal are excluded from all civil employments.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • They were men of genius, and all genius is of the blood royal.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • The high priests of the provinces were always of the blood royal.

  • Only I say that he is not a prince of the blood royal, Mary.

  • "Yes, of the blood royal," replied John Clayton, with gravity.

    The Angel of the Gila: Cora Marsland

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