prince consort

noun
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 The news of the prince consort’s passing was announced via a statement from Buckingham Palace. Paulina Jayne Isaac, Glamour, 14 Apr. 2021 In British royalty, the wife of a king is called a queen consort, but the husband of a queen is called a prince consort, not a king consort. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Apr. 2021 Queen Victoria created the title of prince consort for her husband Prince Albert, though Philip, the only male consort since Albert, was officially known as Prince of the United Kingdom instead. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 9 Apr. 2021 August is the Christian name of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, whereas Philip is a nod to the current prince consort. Vogue, 23 Feb. 2021 Philip is Prince Philip in the same way that Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, who was German, was prince consort. Morgan Evans, Redbook, 11 Apr. 2017 Men married to the British monarch are known as prince consorts, not king consorts. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 4 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of prince consort

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Prince consort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prince%20consort. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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