- the eldest son of a king or queen.
Origin of prince royal
First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for prince royal
He died in 1713, and was succeeded by the prince-royal, Frederick-William.
Those ladies clustering round the Prince-Royal come from over the ocean.Punch Among the Planets
The prince-royal had taken his station upon one of the batteries, from whence he beheld the action and issued his orders.
The Prince-Royal had taken his station upon one of the batteries, from whence he beheld the action and issued his orders.The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
A Prince-Royal not without charm, in spite of the hard practicalities he is meditating, obliged to meditate!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. IX. (of XXI.)
- the eldest son of a monarch
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