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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... 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 ... The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor wear Tudor bonnets of dark blue velvet with braid edging, cord and tassels in either gold or silver respectively ...
... 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 Hendrick Motorsports' #48 ... Elizabeth Richard, 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 ...
... Nick 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 ...
... Reef Island and the west 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 ...
... 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 to include Royal blue and yellow and scarlet and Royal blue ...
Famous quotes containing the words blue and/or royal:
“Two wooden tubs of blue hydrangeas stand at the foot of the stone steps.
The sky is a blue gum streaked with rose. The trees are black.
The grackles crack their throats of bone in the smooth air.
Moisture and heat have swollen the garden into a slum of bloom.
Pardie! Summer is like a fat beast, sleepy in mildew....”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“High from the summit of a craggy cliff,
Hung oer the deep, such as amazing frowns
On utmost Kildas shore, whose lonely race
Resign the setting sun to Indian worlds,
The royal eagle draws his vigorous young”
—James Thomson (17001748)