Definition of royal standard in English:

royal standard


  • A banner bearing the royal coat of arms, flown in the presence of royalty.

    • ‘A panorama of the Houses of Parliament is sculpted in silver and 24-carat gold, along with the lion and unicorn from the royal standard.’
    • ‘In 1642 the royal standard was raised by Charles at Nottingham against the Parliamentary forces.’
    • ‘Last night, beneath the shroud of her royal standard, Princess Margaret's coffin was resting in the Queen's Chapel at St James's Palace.’
    • ‘Draped in her royal standard and adorned with a wreath of pink camellias, the Queen Mother's coffin was today before the altar of the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park.’
    • ‘The royal standard was raised at Nottingham in August.’
    • ‘Charles raised his royal standard at Nottingham in August 1642 and called on all loyal subjects to support him.’
    • ‘A ceremony to his memory will be held at Scone Palace in Perthshire, close to the former abbey where Bruce was named king, and the royal standard of Scotland raised.’