She followed him up a set of regal stairs to the second floor, where multiple rooms lined a hallway.
In Italy Gregory occupied an almost regal position.
She had pulled her long auburn hair high on her head, making her appear taller and almost regal in spite of the simple lines of the garment, and the plainness of her features.
He allowed his supporters to suggest the offer of the regal title by putting in circulation an oracle according to which it was destined for a king of Rome to subdue the Parthians, and when at the Lupercalia (15th January 44 B.C.) Antony set the diadem on his head he rejected the offer half-heartedly on account of the groans of the people.
As an institution (supposed by some to have been borrowed from Etruria) they went back to the regal period and continued to exist till imperial times.