(Alternate name: Royal Touch)
In many works featuring royalty, the king (or queen) has the power to heal the sick, whether as part of their duties to their people or as confirmation of their divine right to rule, based on the supposed ability of French kings to do this in Real Life
. See also Healing Hands
A subtrope of Royals Who Actually Do Something
and Royalty Super Power
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- Warhammer 40,000. The God Emperor of Mankind's throne is a holy place, and as such pilgrims hoping for healing come to Terra by the million, most of them dying of old age while still waiting in line.
- The protagonists of Dragon Quest V and Dragon Quest VI learn several healing spells before they learn of their royal status.
- Chrono Trigger. Marle the Rebellious Princess is the party's first healer, but before long she's outclassed.
- Warcraft III. Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron, starts the game as a paladin and a strong healing spell. Even after his Face-Heel Turn to Death Knight, he still has a healing spell (though it now heals undead and hurts the living).
- In most of the Ultima games, Lord British will heal the Avatar.
- The Princes/Princesses in Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City have skills that can heal as well as increase stats. You can also subclass a Monk (and vice-versa) for them to have more direct healing skills.
- Ur Example: The kings of France were said to be able to heal the sick (originally sufferers of scrofula, but sometimes other diseases as well) via Healing Hands followed by the sign of the cross. The practice ceased in the 18th century.