Consider, for example, the fiasco of the royalty in Kind program.
He is as well-connected with rock stars as he is with royalty.
These big, set-piece events shove the royalty in their face.
In the mid-19th century, facial hair was the sort of thing worn by parliamentarians, clergymen, professors, generals, and royalty.
There were the usual suspects: Kate Middleton post baby, Beyoncé in her jumpsuit, and a smattering of European royalty.
With less than two million inhabitants, she supports all the costly trappings of royalty, and keeps an army and navy.
And what royalty does the discoverer get for this wonder of chemistry?
It has not been inhabited by royalty since the Revolution, but is a museum devoted “to all the glories of France.”
There ought to be occasions when no royalty is taken at all.
But they were very early an emblem of royalty: and it is a circumstance included in their original name.
c.1400, "office or position of a sovereign," also "magnificence," from or modeled on Old French roialte (12c., Modern French royauté), from Vulgar Latin *regalitatem (nominative *regalitas), from Latin regalis (see royal). Sense of "prerogatives or rights granted by a sovereign to an individual or corporation" is from late 15c. From that evolved more general senses, such as "payment to a landowner for use of a mine" (1839), and ultimately "payment to an author, composer, etc." for sale or use of his or her work (1857). Cf. realty.
A payment made for some right or privilege, as when a publisher pays a royalty to an author for the author's granting the publisher the right to sell the author's book.