the throne


: the position of king or queen
He is next in line for the throne.
He ascended the throne after the death of his father.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And yet Charles has been on the throne for less than seven months. Mark Landler, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2023 The Mandalorian wins a fight with another Mandalorian for control of the Darksaber, the mythical weapon whose holder can lay claim to the throne of Mandalore, the Mandalorian home world that was largely destroyed by the Empire. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 28 Feb. 2023 As second in line to the throne, Prince George may play a prominent role in his grandfather King Charles III's coronation. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2023 Since King Charles ascended to the throne, a staple feature of his diary has been hosting audiences with visiting dignitaries. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 27 Feb. 2023 Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died Sept. 8, 2022 after 70 years on the throne. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2023 His right to the throne may be challenged by those who prefer another heir. Joan Macdonald, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2023 Thor is the God of Thunder and is next in line to take the throne in his homeland Asgard. Kori Williams, Seventeen, 16 Feb. 2023 See More

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“The throne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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