who becomes King?

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  1. Anthony Moore

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    Let's say Prince William becomes King of England.

    Then he gets married and has a son.

    So, when he dies, who becomes King? His son or Prince Harry (assuming his son is old enough to take the throne)?

    And what happens to William's wife? Will she still be Queen? Or no?

    Just Curious.

    Thanks
     
  2. Paul Richardson

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    For the sake of argument, we'll assume William marries a girl named Britney, and they have a son named Leroy.

    If William dies, Leroy becomes king (Leroy I), and Britney becomes the Queen Mother.
     
  3. Anthony Moore

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    So this means Harry just plain out got screwed (being born second), right?
     
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    Second born is always screwed in favor of the heir of the first born. If you consider being born into the richest family of Britain and having zero responsibilities "screwed." [​IMG]
     
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    Wouldn't Harry become King if William died before producing an heir?
    And how come William could retain the throne after marrying Brittney? Did the rules change? Didn't Edward (I think it was Edward) have to abdicate due to marrying a non-royal?
    In actual fact, I don't care about any of this, but as long as someone brought it up, I suppose I may as well ask. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, considering Britney sucks "royally" maybe she qualifies under a technicality. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, considering Britney sucks "royally" maybe she qualifies under a technicality.
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    But, Britney IS royalty! She's a pop princess! [​IMG]
    Anyway, William will marry some chippy and bang Britney, and/or some other sex bomb, on the side. That's just how it goes. Just because she can't be his wife means nothing. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know how the situation is in England, but here in Norway, two princes in a row has married someone outside royalty, and nobody complained. Or to be specific, nobody that mattered complained. There is always someone who thinks heritage is the only thing that should matter.

    Another interesting tidbit may be that after the union between Sweden and Norway was dissolved, the next king of Norway was actually elected, the Prince of Denmark was crowned King of Norway. So they will find a way.

    And speaking of first born and second born and so on, you have to be born into the family. The current princess already had a 5 year old son from a previous relationship, and her son will not be prince.
     
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    Edward VIII abdicated because he wanted to marry Wallis Simpson, who had been twice divorced. This is what was unacceptable, not the fact she wasn't from a noble family (she was American, in fact).
     
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    I think Elizabeth plans to stick around long enough that Charles never sets his tush on the throne. William will be the next king unless he decides to marry one of the Backstreet Boys....
     
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    It is interesting to think about that HRH Elizabeth II, with her current long reign was not originally in direct line of succession. She herself came to the throne through a 2nd son through the circumstances discussed above.

    If history were to try to repeat itself, allowing for the different numbers of royals born this time...

    Then Princess Beatrice; (1st child to the second son) (Prince Andrew's and Fergie's) first daughter is in the same birth location to succession as Queen Elizabeth should have been in until Edward VIII abdicated.
    Beatrice is 5th in succession right now.
     
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    Although in response to Mary's point, since Edward VIII had no children, the succession after his death would have gone through brother George's line and ended up in Elizabeth's lap regardless. The only difference is she'd be celebrating her 29th (I think....did Edward die in 1973?) year as queen instead of her 50th.
     

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