queen consort

noun
plural queens consort

Definition of queen consort

: the wife of a reigning king

Examples of queen consort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Being queen consort will mean a lot of responsibility, of course, but no one doubts that Kate is ready for it. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Plans to Make Some Serious Changes to Royal Protocol When She's Queen Consort, Apparently," 23 Dec. 2020 As part of the project, the Tudor king introduced new denominations—gold crowns—with an unexpected feature: the initials of his queen consort, Catherine of Aragon. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "Gardeners Unearth Coins Inscribed With Initials of Henry VIII’s First Three Wives," 11 Dec. 2020 Meghan and Kate Middleton, the future queen consort, never quite hit it off. Patrick Mulholland, National Review, "The Making of the Celebrity Monarchy," 29 Aug. 2020 In 1937, Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey; his wife, Elizabeth, was crowned as queen consort. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 12 May 2020 The patronage of the supremely respected queen consort to some extent insulates the Skourtis from the ire of customs officials and more conservative Jordanians. Sheila Marikar, 1843, "Arab millennials have a new favourite fashion brand," 7 May 2020 As a future queen consort as wife to Prince William, second in line to the throne, Kate has spent the last eight years shaping a philanthropic role focused on children and families, mental health and the arts. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "New photos emerge of Duchess Kate at maternity hospital learning about midwives' work," 28 Dec. 2019 Kate Middleton at Trooping the Colour The pairing makes sense considering both ladies are in line to become queen consorts one day when their husbands ascend to the throne. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Why Kate Middleton Doesn't Sit Next to Prince William During Trooping the Colour," 3 June 2019 Sonja, who became queen consort in 1991, found ways to integrate her love of art into her royal duties. Julie Belcove, Town & Country, "Queen Sonja of Norway Is Also an Accomplished Artist," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of queen consort

1665, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Queen consort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queen%20consort. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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