Princess Royal


plural Princesses Royal
: the eldest daughter of a British sovereign
a title granted for life and used only after it has been specifically conferred by the sovereign

Examples of Princess Royal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Princess Anne’s son-in-law has been recapping the ongoing World Cup on his podcast The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, and recently welcomed the Princess Royal, Prince William and Princess Kate to the show for a special episode timed to the start of the tournament. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 The Princess Royal, 73, inaugurated the space by revealing a plaque engraved with the name of the new space, her title and the date on stage with executives from the Hinduja Group and AccorHotels, who helmed the redevelopment. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 27 Sep. 2023 The day prior, the Princess Royal, 73, closely chatted with her daughter during first day of the riding trials. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 The Princess Royal would remain eighth in line to the throne until 2003 when Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh welcomed their first child, daughter Lady Louise Windsor. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 15 Aug. 2023 To celebrate the Princess Royal's birthday, the British royal family's official social media accounts shared two sweet photos of Princess Anne and King Charles. Town & Country, 15 Aug. 2023 On Friday, the Princess Royal attended the first day of the Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, England with her daughter, Zara Tindall. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2023 Since King Charles has no daughters, the next potential Princess Royal is Princess Charlotte. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 28 July 2023 On Wednesday, the Princess Royal, 72, traveled to Germany to open the CHIO Equestrian Festival in Aachen. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 28 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Princess Royal was circa 1647

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“Princess Royal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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