Royal blue describes both a bright shade and a dark shade of azure blue. It is said to have been invented by millers in Rode, Somerset, a consortium of which won a competition to make a dress for the British queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
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... coast of Australia by detonating a stolen bomb named "Royal Blue" between two underwater tectonic plates when they are most vulnerable ... After his men steal Royal Blue, his plans start going wrong when MI6 tells Alex about Yu and his plot ... While trying to escape, Yu is killed when Alex detonates Royal Blue before due time, sending a huge shock wave which hits Yu and his yacht ...
... Auto racing In auto racing, royal blue (called "imperial blue") is the traditional color of Ford and Carroll Shelby, and for 2012, the primary livery for ... a Queen Elizabeth Impersonator, often wears queen blue colored clothing ... Ink Royal blue is a traditional color of writing ink, employed by many fountain pens, ballpoint pens and ink cartridges ...
... George, who later became Macleod’s first captain, suggested the colours be blue and white as he had played at North Melbourne in the VFL for two years ... The colours registered were royal blue jumpers with a white collar and cuffs, royal blue socks with white tops ... Later the jumper changed to royal blue and white vertical stripes, as per the North Melbourne jumper ...
... The club's home colours have traditionally been Royal blue shirts, Royal blue shorts and Royal blue socks, although over the years home colours have varied ...
... Professional Doctorates achieved by coursework also wear trenchers, these being in royal blue with royal blue tassels ... All other doctorate bonnets are of royal blue velvet with a gold cord and two gold tassels ... Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor wear Tudor bonnets of dark blue velvet with braid edging, cord and tassels in either gold or silver respectively ...
Famous quotes containing the words blue and/or royal:
“At twelve, the disintegration of afternoon
Began, the return to phantomerei, if not
To phantoms. Till then, it had been the other way:
One imagined the violet trees but the trees stood green,
At twelve, as green as ever they would be.
The sky was blue beyond the vaultiest phrase.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 11:7-9.
Jesus speaking about John the Baptist.