heir presumptive


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a person who expects to inherit but whose right can be defeated by the birth of a nearer relative

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Thatcher's children - most notably in the shape of David Cameron and heir presumptive George Osborne - can't believe their luck at history farcically repeating itself as the Buller Boys privatise the NHS, destroy the welfare state, shackle trade unions and flog what assets are left.
The abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, in 1936 changed everything, leaving her father to become king and making the then Princess Elizabeth the heir presumptive.
You guys, the summer 2015 hasn't been such a great one for Josh Duggar, the eldest son and heir presumptive of the unwieldy Duggar clan.
The nearly equally aged brother of the marquess was the heir presumptive, and it was no secret that the brothers did not get along.
What we forget, with hindsight, is that Harry, always the spare to William's heir presumptive, survived a dysfunctional childhood beside his brother, both witnessing the Wars of the Waleses as their parents' marriage collapsed in recriminations and bookthrowing.
Assassination is accepted as the cause of the WW I (On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo, by Gavrilo Princip, one of a group of six assassins, coordinated by Danilo Iliyc.)
He can play the quintessential party man and emerge as an acknowledged heir presumptive, much in the way Advani became one to Vajpayee.
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A distant relative of Lord Grantham, Matthew Crawley, has since been announced as Heir Presumptive. PAMUK, KEMAL - A diplomatic attache with The Turkish Embassy in London has died suddenly of suspected heart failure whilst in residence as a guest at Downton Abbey.
Arthur (died in 1502 whilst still heir presumptive)
She is attractive Lady Barbara FitzGerald, 55, whose estranged husband Lord John is heir presumptive to his brother, the Duke of Leinster.
As Gaddafi's most high-profile son, al-Islam was regarded as the heir presumptive.
In two weeks, Princess Waterlily, heir presumptive to the mermaid kingdom Thalassinia, will turn eighteen and give up her place in the royal succession.
In 1893 Augusta's niece Princess May of Teck married Queen Victoria's grandson and heir presumptive George, Duke of York.
"His assets are off the charts." Erica Oh, a marketing executive with South Korean matchmaking agency Couple.net, which selected four possible marriage partners for bachelor and North Korean heir presumptive Kim Jong-un as a promotional idea.