What is princess royal?

  • (noun): The eldest daughter of a British sovereign.

Princess Royal

Princess Royal is a style customarily (but not automatically) awarded by a British monarch to his or her eldest daughter. The style is held for life, so a princess cannot be given the style during the lifetime of another Princess Royal. In particular, Queen Elizabeth II never held the title as her aunt, Princess Mary, was in possession of the title.

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Princess Royal - Other Uses
... Princess Royal was one of the GWR 3031 Class locomotives that were built for and run on the Great Western Railway between 1891 and 1915 ...
The Princess Royal Trust For Carers
... The Princess Royal Trust for Carers was created on the initiative of Anne, Princess Royal in the UK in 1991 ...
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... Princess Royal Mine The Princess Royal Mine was never successful, and in June 1859 the Princess Royal Mining Company closed its doors ...
Princess Royal (sloop) - British Merchant Vessel Princess Royal
... From 1786 to 1788 the Princess Royal, under Charles Duncan, accompanied the much larger Prince of Wales, under James Colnett, on an expedition to acquire sea otter furs in the ... In Hawaii the Princess Royal and the Prince of Wales were involved in several violent conflicts with the islanders, including one at Waimea Bay, during which between five and ... Charles Duncan sailed the Princess Royal first to Nootka Sound, then to the Queen Charlotte Islands ...

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