What is prince?

  • (noun): A male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign).

Prince

Prince is a general term for a ruler, monarch or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family, and is a hereditary title in the nobility of some European states. The feminine equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun princeps, from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince".

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Ferdinand I Of Bulgaria - Personal Life
... Bulgarian Royalty House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Ferdinand I Children Prince Boris Prince Kyril Princess Eudoxia Princess Nadejda Boris III Children Princess Marie Louise Prince Simeon ...
Eugène De Beauharnais
... Eugène Rose de Beauharnais, Prince Français, Prince of Venice, Viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy, Hereditary Grand Duke of Frankfurt, 1st Duke of Leuchtenberg and 1st ...
Willem-Alexander, Prince Of Orange - Leisure Activities
... In 1989, the Prince flew as a volunteer for the African Medical Research and Education Foundation (AMREF) in Kenya, and in 1991 he spent a month flying for the Kenya ... The Prince was seen cheering on the Netherlands' national football team during their hosting year, at Euro 2000, always wearing an orange vest ... Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife travelled to South Africa to support the national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and were shown on worldwide television wearing orange clothing ...
Eugène De Beauharnais - Status and Titles
... official member of the imperial family as His Imperial Highness, French Prince (Prince français) Eugène de Beauharnais ... Prince Eugène was adopted by Napoleon on 12 January 1806 while excluded from the French empire's succession, he was given presumptive rights for him and his descendants ... Duke to Archbishop Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, the Prince-Primate of the Confederation of the Rhine, upon the latter's abdication in 1813 ...
John Badby
... It is said that the prince of Wales (afterwards Henry V) witnessed the execution and offered the sufferer both life and a pension if he would recant ... the fire, he cryed, mercy (calling belike vpon the Lorde) and so the Prince immediatlye commaunded to take away the tunne, and quenche the fire ... The Prince, his commaundement beyng done, asked him if he would forsake heresie to take him to the fayth of holy churche which thing if he would doo, he ...

Famous quotes containing the word prince:

    When Prince William [later King William IV] was at Cork in 1787, an old officer ... dined with him, and happened to say he had been forty years in the service. The Prince with a sneer asked what he had learnt in those forty years. The old gentleman justly offended, said, “Sir, I have learnt, when I am no longer fit to fight, to make as good a retreat as I can” —and walked out of the room.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    You played a party with a prince and Miss de Zuylen. You was shocked, or rather offended, with her unlimited vivacity.
    James Boswell (1740–1795)

    When the Prince of Piedmont [later Charles Emmanuel IV, King of Sardinia] was seven years old, his preceptor instructing him in mythology told him all the vices were enclosed in Pandora’s box. “What! all!” said the Prince. “Yes, all.” “No,” said the Prince; “curiosity must have been without.”
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)