Seconding the future excerpt.
Well, Charles Brandon did have an illegitimate son, Sir Charles Brandon, who did get married so she could be a descendantOkay, now you have me curious with all these snapshots. The Brandons still around in some capacity? A Princess of York to be Queen rather than a Princess from the line of Wales? I'm intrigued - and very much enjoyed these glimpses of the future!
Loved it, agree with Falcon about the York bit that has me very curious
Wow! A lot of interesting excerpts! It seems Queen Charlotte’s legacy will be as famous as OTL Queen Victoria’s. Also, I too am very interested by the last excerpt of the Duke of York’s line succeeding to the throne...
So the Crown of Hanover still exists. As ruler of a separate state, as a member of a federal German Empire, or as a title divorced from any particular territorial jurisdiction? Given the need for general realignment of boundaries across Germany, and Hanover's particularly convoluted territory, the last seems most likely. It would follow the similar separation of titles from territories in the late Middle Ages.*The necklace currently exists in the possession of Her Majesty, The Queen of Hanover.
"Charlotte R", I'd think.All my love,
Charlotte, the Queen"
So the Bourbons (or Bourbon-Orleans) continues in France, for at least one additional generation.-Letter from Her Majesty The Queen to HRH Louise, Dowager Duchess of Orléans on January 7, 1876.
The York line? The DoY is usually the Sovereign's second son. How is he certain to succeed?January 7, 2021:
Long live the future Queen! It's a girl for the Duke and Duchess of York! Thanks to the Law of Succession of 1995, this little lass shall one day take the top spot in the monarchy, regardless of any brothers who may follow. She is the first child of the Duke and Duchess, who married in 2018.
So the Russian Empire continues.her father's distant cousin and close friend, the Tsarevich of Russia.
It turns out that the Dukedom of York is heritable - it's just that the last seven holders of it have either died without male heirs or become King. If the King's second son (the most recent creation) has passed on, the title would pass to his son, grandson of the King and Charlotte's father,According to the little one's great-grandfather, the current King...
It turns out that the Dukedom of York is heritable - it's just that the last seven holders of it have either died without male heirs or become King. If the King's second son (the most recent creation) has passed on, the title would pass to his son, grandson of the King and Charlotte's father,
Then if the Duke's uncle, the Prince of Wales, has passed on with no heir, the Duke is the heir apparent, and Charlotte is his heir apparent.
Not necessarily. The male heir apparent has to be created PoW - the title is not automatic. Prince Charles was not created PoW until six years after his mother's accession. Of course he was a child - but Edward VII was created PoW a month after his birth. George V, not a child, was created PoW ten months after his father's accession.But then the Duke of York would have become the Prince of Wales...
George was created DoY in May 1892, four months after Albert Victor died; he proposed to Mary in January 1893, and they were married in July 1893. But AFAIK, he was the last heir or heir of the heir to be made DoY. The next DoY was his younger son, George VI, and then Andrew.IIRC George V was Duke of York between his marriage and Queen Victoria’s death...not impossible that it simply became the title given to the heir apparent of the heir apparent, which would make sense with the newborn being the great-grandchild of the current sovereign.
Prolonged intimate exposure to several constitutional monarchies, an Empress with a penchant for welfare work and an adoring husband, and multiple come to Jesus meetings involving the royal family, politicians, men with rocks, former serfs, Albert of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha, Queen Charlotte, and a one point an old woman with a pet wolf tend tend to change one's mind regarding complete autocracy.What I'm interested in is that apparently the Tsars are still on the Russian throne.