Son of a prince, king, queen, emperor or empress, or other high-ranking person (such as a grand duke)

A prince is a male ruler or a male member of a monarch's or former monarch's family. Prince is also a title of nobility, often hereditary, in some European states. The feminine equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun pr─źncepscode: lat promoted to code: la , from primuscode: lat promoted to code: la (first) and capiocode: lat promoted to code: la , meaning "the first, foremost, the chief, most distinguished, noble ruler, prince".