What does the word royalty mean?

Usage examples for royalty

  1. He was asking for the hand of one who was second only to royalty- who was possessed of everything, who was beautiful, well- born, rich, who was the daughter of the Duke of Omnium, and he had absolutely nothing of his own to offer. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. He had promised his service to the King of Spain, but this surrender of royalty had been opposed by another chief named Silapalapa. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth