non·​roy·​al | \ ˌnän-ˈrȯi(-ə)l \

Definition of nonroyal

: not of or relating to kingly ancestry : not royal nonroyal lineage nonroyal guests

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Days before her death, the New London Theatre was renamed the Gillian Lynne Theatre in her honor, marking the first time a West End theater was named for a nonroyal woman. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Gillian Lynne, choreographer of ‘Cats’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ dies at 92," 3 July 2018 As in the 1957 Marilyn Monroe-Laurence Olivier film, The Prince and the Showgirl, a feeding frenzy surrounds royal-and-nonroyal couplings. Sam Kashner, Vanities, "Meghan Markle, Wild About Harry!," 5 Sep. 2017 On Wednesday, Angola holds its first presidential election in 38 years in which dos Santos is not a candidate, a seminal moment on a continent that has seven of the world’s 10 longest-ruling, nonroyal leaders. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, "He outlasted Reagan, Castro and Gorbachev. Now Angola’s 78-year-old leader is stepping down.," 23 Aug. 2017 Squeeze that in between a visit to the Spanish Riding School or the sprawling MuseumsQuartier; the experience is just as compelling, certainly stimulating (thanks to the superb coffee), and the best peek into how the nonroyal Viennese live today. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "T&C Travel: What to Do In Vienna, Austria," 30 Mar. 2015

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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