Pronoun used by royalty to indicate that they represent both the body natural and the body politic*. Thus, the usage of the personal pronoun 'we'.
*the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized with the king/queen being viewed as the head, the peasantry being viewed as the legs etc.
"We are not amused". Queen Victoria
1. A way of saying "I" when you feel like sounding schitzophrenic.
2. A way of saying "you" in a degrading and overbearing manner.
1. "So, we were riding our bike to school today when we ran into this old bum and this cop pulled us over, but we told the cop we were going to be late for school so let let us go."
"Dude. there's only one of you."
2. "Hmm... we seem to have left the door unlocked again, haven't we?" <WHACK!> "Maybe that'll teach us a lesson, hmm?"
The use of "we" as a first-person singular pronoun.
We are not amused.
A bad-ass song by Silversun Pickups from their album "Swoon"
"My favorite Silversun Pickups song is The Royal We."
A method of refering to all of ones personalitys coming to concensious on something. often used for a unanimous decision only, to make it clear to listeners there is no room for debate.
"Having given it much thought, We belive that this needs to end."
"The Royal We John."
Used when a person suggests completing a task that they can easily accomplish to someone else, with no real intention of helping out.
'We should clean off the sidewalk.'
'By we you mean me and Scott, right?'
Aside to Scott 'The royal we.'
The We is the King or Queen and God. It was originally in recognition that royalty derives its power from appointment by God.
"We are not amused." The King (or Queen) is acting as Gods representative on Earth and is letting the recipent know that neither of them are amused.