royal duke

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royal duke

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a duke who is also a royal prince, being a member of the royal family
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York Street was one of several named after royal dukes as the aspirations of the town grew.
Many families mourned because of the folly, conceit and selfishness of royal dukes who were eager to inflict mass suffering over a dynastic row.
He said: "To create another royal dukedom at exactly the moment when the Queen has indicated that royal dukes will play no part in the House of Lords, that the House of Lords' hereditary element is being abolished, I think it would send out the wrong signals.