Definition of 'royal'
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Successive monarchs and other members of the royal family have played crucial political roles in our past. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the younger royals need to be careful. The Sun (2016)The new appointments reflect the interests of the younger members of the royal family. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The royal household declined to comment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The royal family have looked deep in their hearts and wondered what they could give a nation that already has so much. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He also made mints, including a royal one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The royal palace is now home to the country's first collection of sporting art to be displayed in one place. The Sun (2016)Access is granted to select historians on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the royal household. Times, Sunday Times (2016)MPs fished for his views on the warring plans for a royal charter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The royal family is expected to be represented. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The royal couple seem to have morphed into them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The news of proposals for a new royal yacht was interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The younger royals are keeping themselves well. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now that would be one royal wedding with a difference. The Sun (2013)The organisers finally admitted that the request came from a member of the royal family. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The second in line to the throne has just a month to go until the royal wedding. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But who in their right mind would want to be a royal household servant? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The sort of royal who sets an example that is worth following. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The royal couple are also said to be planning to play some of their favourite music. The Sun (2013)The two dog handlers wrestle on the road at park royal with the young man. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Freddie would usually be something different that one of the royals was wearing or doing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sometimes it must be tough to be a member of the royal family. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is still a royal palace. The Global Marketplace (1993)The minor royals conduct themselves no better than the City bankers. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That's why he insisted its royal charter should contain strict safeguards. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then he was rowed to Greenwich in his barge to avoid damage to the royal yacht. A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)Her Majesty could be seen willing on her filly from the royal box during a thrilling final furlong. The Sun (2013)No matter, the message that the royal meeting has a welcome mat for overseas runners is increasingly being heeded. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'royal'
British English: royal /ˈrɔɪəl/ ADJECTIVE
Royal means related to or belonging to a king, queen, or emperor, or to a member of their family.
...the royal couple.
- American English: royal
- Arabic: مَلَكِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: real rei
- Chinese: 皇家的
- Croatian: kraljevski
- Czech: královský
- Danish: royal
- Dutch: koninklijk
- European Spanish: real realeza
- Finnish: kuninkaallinen
- French: royal
- German: königlich
- Greek: βασιλικός
- Italian: reale
- Japanese: 王室の
- Korean: 왕족의
- Norwegian: kongelig
- Polish: królewski
- European Portuguese: real rei
- Romanian: regal
- Russian: королевский
- Spanish: real realeza
- Swedish: kunglig
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับราชวงศ์
- Turkish: kraliyet
- Ukrainian: королівський
- Vietnamese: thuộc hoàng gia
British English: royal NOUN
Members of the royal family are sometimes referred to as royals.
The royals have always been patrons of charities pulling in large donations.
- American English: royal
- Brazilian Portuguese: membro da família real
- Chinese: 王室成员
- European Spanish: miembro de la familia real
- French: membre de la famille royale
- German: Angehörige des Königshauses
- Italian: membro della famiglia reale
- Japanese: 王族
- Korean: 왕족
- European Portuguese: membro da família real
- Spanish: miembro de la familia real
Definition of royal from the Collins English Dictionary
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