Now that we’ve had a Belgian abdication, and a new King of the Belgians, it is time to look at the Belgian line of succession. Unlike in the Netherlands, the line of succession does not change overly much when the monarch ascends to the throne – everybody else just takes one jump ahead in the… Continue reading The succession to the Belgian throne (A 100 things #16)
The announcement last night that Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is abdicating on April 30 is also changing things further down in the line. Unlike the most lines of succession, the Dutch line of succession deals with how closely related a person is to the monarch. As a party game, it is even fewer people… Continue reading The Dutch succession (100 things #8)
An interesting question came up by Jane on The British Royal Message Board (I love “what ifs” scenarios, or counterfactual history, when it comes to historic events, and let my geek come out often) Jane writes: “All this talk of changing succession rules in the UK leads me to ask: just who exactly would be… Continue reading British succession – what if…
What is the line of succession in terms of the monarchy?