queen regnant


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queen regnant

n. pl. queens regnant
A queen reigning in her own right.

queen regnant

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a queen who reigns on her own behalf

queen′ reg′nant


n.
a queen who reigns in her own right.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.queen regnant - a female sovereign rulerqueen regnant - a female sovereign ruler    
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
female aristocrat - a woman who is an aristocrat
Queen of England - the sovereign ruler of England
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Meanwhile, according to another user, the king's wife becomes a queen because there are two types of queens - Queen Regnant and Queen Consort.
Victoria is the only Queen Regnant to marry and give birth while on the throne and the challenges of being head of state as well as a wife and mother are legion.
Queen Margrethe II is the first Queen regnant of Denmark after an unbroken line of 50 kings dating back to King Harald, who founded the Kingdom of Denmark in the tenth century.
Among the Queen's numerous female correspondents, was the uniquely comparable Dona Maria da Gloria II, Queen of Portugal--exactly the same age as Victoria, married to one of her cousins, and dealing with the same problems of reconciling the roles of wife, mother, both queen regnant and queen pregnant.
Janna Bianchini sees the use of the description 'abdication' for this event as a 'canard', arguing for Berenguela's continuing role as queen regnant alongside her son in a 'plural monarchy'.
Cardiff, while mourning a King, welcomed a new monarch, the first Queen Regnant since Victoria died more than half a century earlier.
The Hampden Portrait participates in this obsession in its conscious display of the Queen's status as Queen Regnant and Supreme Governor.
In this highly detailed biography of Scotland's only queen regnant, Retha Warnicke examines the life of Mary Stewart through the lens of a cultural historian rather than a political historian.
From the glory of Elizabeth I, one of England's most successful monarchs, through Mary II, who undervalued her own talents, to the imperial majesty of Victoria, the Queens - with the exception of the first Queen regnant, Mary I all overcame various trials to become outstanding monarchs.
As there is no official position within the monarchy for the husband of a Queen Regnant - or as he himself has put it, 'I'm nothing but a bloody amoeba' - Prince Philip has been forced to carve a life for himself.
and France revalue various aspects of Spain's most important mediaeval Queen Regnant, Isabel I of Castile.