The Republicans tend to anoint the next in line, and this time there is no heir apparent.
That may be for his protection, as he seems to be the heir apparent.
Romney bailed out after one term, leaving as heir apparent his Lt. Governor, Kerry Healey.
He has no equal in contemporary Anglo-American letters; there are followers and disciples but no heir apparent.
His mate soon gives birth to a son, Simba, and Mufasa teaches his heir apparent how to become a noble leader.
Such is the preface to the prayer of their petition that he might be acknowledged by law as heir apparent.
The New Dominant was only heir presumptive then, or heir apparent but not obvious.
While but an heir apparent he could live his own life and take his pleasure as he liked.
The heir apparent had taken the Netherlands under his patronage.
Of course the expenses of the heir apparent were very great even when those are excepted which the nation paid.