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royal

adjective uk   /ˈrɔɪ.əl/ us  
B2 (written abbreviation R) belonging or connected to a king or queen or a member of their family: the royal family a royal visit good or excellent, as if intended for or typical of royalty: The team was given a royal reception/welcome. mainly US big or great: a royal pain/a royal mess

royal

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈrɔɪ.əl/ informal us  
a member of the royal family: The press follow the royals everywhere.
(Definition of royal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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