the royal we

noun

Definition of the royal we

: the word we used by a king or queen instead of I When Queen Victoria said, "We are not amused," she was using the royal "we."

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“The royal we.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20royal%20we. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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