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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... 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 ...
... 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 ... Impersonators 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 ...
... to destroy 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 ...
... 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 ... Vice-Chancellor wear Tudor bonnets of dark blue velvet with braid edging, cord and tassels in either gold or silver respectively ...
... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the words blue and/or royal:
“They said, You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are.
The man replied, Things as they are
Are changed upon a blue guitar.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)
“An Englishman, methinks,not to speak of other European nations,habitually regards himself merely as a constituent part of the English nation; he is a member of the royal regiment of Englishmen, and is proud of his company, as he has reason to be proud of it. But an Americanone who has made tolerable use of his opportunitiescares, comparatively, little about such things, and is advantageously nearer to the primitive and the ultimate condition of man in these respects.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)