crown prince

noun
a male heir apparent to a throne.

Origin:
1785–95

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crown prince
 
n
the male heir to a sovereign throne

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The four-year-old-first crown prince and then uncrowned pretender-served nine decades longer, with brains and charm.
The prospect of the looming succession, with an unpopular crown prince in the wings, further heightens tensions.
The king serves as prime minister and his crown prince serves as deputy prime minister.
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