princess royal

  1. the eldest daughter of a king or queen.

  2. (in Great Britain and, formerly, Prussia) an eldest princess to whom this title has been granted for life by the sovereign.

Origin of princess royal

First recorded in 1640–50

Words Nearby princess royal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use princess royal in a sentence

  • I was surprised that the princess royal never lost her calm, even at the most exciting points of Duprez' acting.

  • The princess royal fell fainting upon the floor, and was borne insensible to her room.

    Maria Antoinette | John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
  • On the next day she went after lunch to her mother's house, and never came back again to princess royal Crescent.

    The Small House at Allington | Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for princess royal

princess royal

  1. the eldest daughter of a British or (formerly) a Prussian sovereign: a title not always conferred

  2. (capitals) the title of Princess Anne

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