queen consort


plural queens consort
: the wife of a reigning king

Examples of queen consort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was initially given the title of queen consort, but coronation invitations referred to her as queen. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 6 May 2023 King Charles and Queen Camilla are also making history at their coronation as the oldest monarch and queen consort crowned in British history. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 6 May 2023 Following their departure from Westminster, the king and queen consort made their way down a procession to Buckingham Palace, where the royal family greeted crowds on the balcony. Justin Klawans, The Week, 6 May 2023 William became Prince of Wales, Camilla became queen consort, and Charles, of course, became king. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Aug. 2023 Princess Anne weighs inon monarchy's relevance amid protests to King Charles's coronation Camilla crowned as queen consort Camilla was coronated in a shorter and simpler ceremony following Charles' crowning. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 6 May 2023 The wife of Crown Prince Frederik is set to become Denmark's queen consort someday — however, she was born in Australia. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 7 Aug. 2023 For the first British coronation to take place in 70 years, the royal family, politicians, global luminaries, and members of the public will gather at Westminster Abbey to witness the crowning of King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, the queen consort. Harper's BAZAAR, 6 May 2023 Perry was among numerous A-listers in attendance at the coronation of King Charles and queen consort Camilla. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 6 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of queen consort was in 1665

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“Queen consort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/queen%20consort. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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