prince consort

plural princes consort

Definition of prince consort

: the husband of a reigning queen

Examples of prince consort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Philip is Prince Philip in the same way that Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, who was German, was prince consort. Morgan Evans, Redbook, "9 Things You Didn't Know About Marrying a British Royal," 11 Apr. 2017 Men married to the British monarch are known as prince consorts, not king consorts. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The Moment Philip Became a British Prince—And Why He Isn't the King," 4 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of prince consort

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Prince consort.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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