- 1[countable] a special chair used by a king or queen to sit on at ceremonies
- 2the throne [singular] the position of being a king or queen Queen Elizabeth came/succeeded to the throne in 1952. when Henry VIII was on the throne (= was king) Prince Charles is next in line to the British throne. Idioms
the person who really controls an organization, a country, etc. in contrast to the person who is legally in charge The president's wife was suspected of being the real power behind the throne.
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