- the wife of a ruling king.
Origin of queen consort
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for queen consort
The queen-consort of France, and several other ladies of high note, accompanied the monarch to the Holy Land.The History of Chivalry
G. P. R. James
The chief wife, or Queen-Consort, was privileged to wear on her head a royal tiara or crown.
And the queen-consort hurriedly despatched the governor of the city to the camp, to tell king Karmasena what had taken place.The Kath Sarit Sgara
The rights of the queen-consort did not proceed from any coronation; they flowed from her relationship to the sovereign.
How then could the crowning of a queen-consort be considered a necessary adjunct of the coronation of the reigning monarch?
- the wife of a reigning king
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