princess royal


noun
  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

1
First recorded in 1640–50

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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

noun
  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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