Meaning of of the blood in English:

of the blood

(also of the blood royal)

phrase

literary
  • Royal.

    ‘When told that his sister was having an illicit affair Alexander replied that she should be allowed to enjoy herself even though she was a princess of the blood royal.’
    • ‘His relationship with them was as someone on their side, but not of the blood royal.’
    • ‘Pole was a younger son of the countess of Salisbury, and was therefore of the blood royal.’
    • ‘They talked of restricting the gene pool in the name of purity of the blood, and all that.’
    • ‘The sun king was, however, reluctant to call upon the services of the princes of the blood.’