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 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 Prince William—pretty please, at least try to call him Uncle Bill—will be king at some point, and Aunt Kate his queen consort. Elizabeth Holmes, Town & Country, "An Open Letter to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's New Royal Baby," 7 May 2019 Duchess Kate is married to the second in line to the throne and is set to be a future queen consort; why was Prince Harry, sixth in the line of succession, sitting up front? Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Prince Harry Sat in Front of Kate Middleton During the Anzac Service in Westminster Abbey," 25 Apr. 2019 Last night, the future queen consort also known as Kate Middleton briefly played bartender at Belfast's Empire Music Hall during a visit with husband Prince William. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "I Would Like a Pint of Beer Personally Poured by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge," 28 Feb. 2019 Once Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passes away and her son becomes king, Camilla will be hailed as the queen consort. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Princess Diana's biographer says her shocking tell-all 'explained her sense of being a prisoner'," 24 Aug. 2018 Those queens, for those who may have snoozed during 16th century history lessons, were cousins Mary Stuart, queen of Scotland (and queen consort in France), and Elizabeth I, queen of England. refinery29.com, "Margot Robbie & Saoirse Ronan's Orange Wigs Alone Are Oscar-Worthy In Mary Queen Of Scots Trailer," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of queen consort

1665, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2020

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“Queen consort.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queen%20consort. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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