crown prince


Definition of crown prince

1 : a male heir apparent to a crown or throne
2 : one prepared or favored to fill a prospective position

Examples of crown prince in a Sentence

the Crown Prince of Spain He's been heralded as the crown prince of jazz.

Recent Examples on the Web

In October, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at a Saudi consulate in Turkey, which the CIA has concluded was likely ordered by the crown prince. Julie Bykowicz And Lukas I. Alpert, WSJ, "National Enquirer Publisher Asked Justice Department for Advice on Saudi Connection," 11 Feb. 2019 The killing of Khashoggi, who’d been a critic of the crown prince, prompted leading Western CEOs and officials to back out of attending the prince’s flagship investment forum in October. Aya Batrawy, The Seattle Times, "Saudi Arabia showcases $53B in deals at conference," 28 Jan. 2019 The king is a soccer fan who, as crown prince, attended the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg to see Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0. Washington Post, "Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain," 1 July 2018 Granting women the right to drive is part of a wider blueprint for the future drawn up by the crown prince. Aya Batrawy,, "As driving ban lifts, Saudi women in crosshairs of change," 23 June 2018 Broidy and his business partner, Lebanese-American George Nader, pitched themselves to the crown princes as a backchannel to the White House, passing the princes’ praise — and messaging — straight to the president’s ears. Paul Campos, Daily Intelligencer, "Hey, Look: More Evidence That Broidy May Have Been Covering for Trump in That Playmate Affair," 22 May 2018 In a related note, Saudi Arabia agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian prisoners from the kingdom after a request by Abiy to the crown prince at a meeting in Riyadh on May 18, Fana news agency reported, citing Ethiopian Information Minister Ahmed Shide. Nizar Manek,, "Ethiopia Lobbies for Release of Billionaire in Saudi Arabia," 20 May 2018 The king is a soccer fan who, as crown prince, attended the 2010 World Cup final in Johannesburg to see Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 in extra time. Graham Dunbar, Houston Chronicle, "Russia defeats Spain in shootout at World Cup," 1 July 2018 Another $70 million stake went to a state investment company controlled by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. David D. Kirkpatrick, New York Times, "Who Is Behind Trump’s Links to Arab Princes? A Billionaire Friend," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of crown prince

1791, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of crown prince

: a prince who is expected to become king when the current king or queen dies
: a man or boy who people expect to become a leader in some field

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