Born into a reigning family or privileged class.
- Somehow, I find that frank ‘I was born to the purple’ sort of elitism easier to stomach than their attitude.
- It is worth noting that he was clearly not born to the purple.
- Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna Romanov was the only child ‘born to the purple’, and she was a welcome change from the horror of the previous 18 months.
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