Most definitively yes, most monarchies either have the custom of placing the heir apparent in some sort of administrative/government position (like the Prince of Wales normally being sent as a Viceroy) or have a specific office meant to train them for the throne (which might come either on it being enshrined as such by law or being the custom). Examples of where the position/role involves a specific territory are:Are there any similar "monarch in-training" roles for the heir apparent besides Stadholder of Friesland for the Dutch?
- In Denmark (and "technically" the Nordic Federation), the Crown Prince is the official ruler of the Danish Virgin Islands as Prince of the Indies and Duke of Saints Thomas, Jan and Croix. The role has been vacant more than once, either due to age or the Crown Prince being on Denmark, with the islands being administered by a "representative" of the Crown Prince appointed by them or the Crown (sometimes the second-in-line to the throne), but it is officially meant as a training for when they become a monarch
- Continuing with the Nordics, in Sweden the heir apparent, while set to inherit an almost entirely ceremonial throne, is traditionally made Governor of Gottland (the country's largest island) for training, with their Deputy serving as what basically amounts to their own "mini prime minister"
- In Greece, the positions of General Secretary of Attica and General Secretary of the Aegean are traditionally tied to the Royal Family, and although not officially meant to be so, either one or both of them are held by the heir apparent (or their own heir) when they are of age as training for when they get the throne
- and in Thailand, one of the Crown Prince's offices is that of Viceroy of Tambralinga, which although technically not connected to an administrative division, means that they serve as an overarching authority over the provinces of Southern Thailand, a task that is considered something of a "trial-by-fire" for the monarch-to-be
Empress Jessamine of Albion, who opened a total of 7 Olympic Games throughout her life, although more than once it was a together with someone else (1964 London Summer Olympics, 1968 Melbourne Summer Olympics, 1974 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, 1982 Winnipeg Winter Olympics, 1996 Sydney Summer Olympics, 2006 Detroit Summer Olympics, and 2012 London Summer Olympics)Which monarch was opened the most Olympics?
As of 2020 the most watched coronation in the world was actually that of Empress Charlotte of Albion ion 2nd March 2017, which had between 1,5 and 3,2 billion people watching it (numbers vary wildly)What's the most watched coronation?
Yes, although this time I'll keep the answer to be in relation to princely state-like subdivisions.Are there any fiefdoms in Australia?
Generally speaking, there are two ways that one could "categorize" Australia's "princely states"; of those ways, the less common of the two is by geography, which on itself is basically separating which states are located on or near Australia's northern coast from the rest, which are basically a spread of dots (with a single semi-rectangular blob) from there until Tasmania, where once again the states reappear in larger numbers.
The other (and much more common) way, is by separating the states by "origin", and only then going over location, which results on a few "categories":
1) The Old Native States, an admittedly rather small group, they are the few "princely states" who, essentially, were "already there" when the British arrived, being considered by them as being aboriginal petty kingdoms existing as extensions of the "world" of the Malay Archipelago* and made into protectorates, entering the Australian Commonwealth separately from the Provinces
2) The Young Native States (sometimes called Gunpowder States), a much larger group compared to the above, they are the "princely states" whose existence is, in one way or the other, a result of British or Albish interference during the late 18th and early 17th century, mainly through backing native chiefs and warlords in creating de facto vassal states or through recognizing allied native tribes but not directly annexing their territories
3) The Aboriginal States, not the same as "Native States" but often times confused with, unlike them the Aboriginal States were created by Australia out of aboriginal reserves or recognized territories, and are often contrasted from the Native States by their administration, as while most "princely states" have hereditary rulers most Aboriginal States are de facto republics (a majority being led by variations of a "ruling council")
4) The "Creole" States, a small group restricted to Western Australia, they are technically similar to the Native States, being petty states made protectorates or vassals of the British/Albish, but unlike them have origins directly tied to Europe from before the British came, originating from European (mostly Dutch) outposts, attempts at settlement, plantations and adventurers who resulted on small (often city-)states of mixed European, Malay and Aboriginal culture
5) and the Settler States, possibly the "strangest" out of the group (and in great part caused by me discovering the principalities of Hutt River and Snake Hill), they are a rather small collection of "princely states" of British origin, being the result of white settlers/colonists carving their own petty states on mostly isolated corners of the continent who due to a reason or another continued to exist long enough to be recognized by Australia
(* In a small pre-Victorian POD, inspired by this map, Northern Australia entered a bit into the trade networks of the Malay Archipelago and the Indian Ocean but didn't become a major player on it, but the greater interactions with them resulted on the presence of a few native kingdoms on the region by colonial times, with cultural influences from Pre&Post-Islamic Indonesia and West Africa)
Technically, there are also a few "sub-categories" within these five, like the "Coolie States", settler states whose origins are similar to those of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, having been established by a white settler/colonist who claimed a piece of land but having a majority of their population descended from South Asian workers brought to it; and the "Tasmanian States", the young native states in Tasmania who have a mostly mixed-race population, and are often greatly integrated into the Province of Tasmania
No, Adolphus died with 3 of his 4 sons in a house fire in 1924, and that son died without legitimate male heirs, so Francis II inherited the titleDid Adolphus and Francis II share the title of Duke of Teck together?
Yes, although the Swedish Holstein-Gottorps are in modern time known mostly as the rulers of Lebanon, they also had a branch who lived first in Germany and then in Finland, and whose current "head" is the Queen consort of SwedenHave any members of the Swedish branch of the House of Holstein-Gottorp marry into the modern day Swedish royal family?
The title was created by Ivan VII for the future Vasily V in 1940 as a title for the "heir apparent of the heir apparent"When was the title of Grand Prince of the Rus’ created?