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Royal Highness

  1. a title used prior to 1917 and designating a brother, sister, child, grandchild, aunt, or uncle belonging to the male line of the royal family.
  2. a title used since 1917 and designating a child or grandchild of the sovereign.
  3. any person given this title by the Crown.
(in other countries) a person who is a member of a royal family.
Origin of Royal Highness
First recorded in 1645-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It must be early, for I do not doubt we must receive his Royal Highness this evening.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • She wrote to his Royal Highness, but her letter remained unanswered.

  • Even when his Royal Highness honours me with his presence he is unattended.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • His Royal Highness is so anxious that every attention should be paid to her.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • In joy and sorrow, in good times and bad, God save your Royal Highness!

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for Royal Highness

Royal Highness

a title of honour used in addressing or referring to a member of a royal family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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