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Re: Plenty of political entities don't exist and titles are not changed
Posted by Dag T. Hoelseth on 29/3/2011, 21:18:23, in reply to "Re: Plenty of political entities don't exist and titles are not changed"
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: If Serbia introduces a monarchy and selects
: him to be king then he will gain the title
: King of Serbia. He would then probably
: abandon the title "Crown Prince of
: Yugoslavia" but he would arguably
: remain such.
If one should follow your argument, Alexander is also Crown Prince of Serbia because King Peter I and King Alexander didn't formally renounce the Serbian titles... (sigh).
Anyway, Crown Prince Alexander has with authority in the Yugoslavian Royal Family Book of Rules (1930), art. 25 (still in force when the monarchy fell), every right to change his title from Crown Prince of Yugoslavia to Crown Prince of Serbia:
The King holds on the right to make changes and amendments in this Book of Rules according to circumstances, when He finds it beneficial, as well as to issues decrees in agreement with the Court Council, on every important, but unanticipated case.
In other words, as the head and king de jure, he could find it beneficial to change the titles of the royal if he so wishes.
As of now, he signs his letter with "Crown Prince of Yugoslavia", but also refers to himself as "Head of the Serbian Royal Family" (and not "...of the Yugoslavian Royal Family"). To me it would make sense to change the title, and I see nothing wrong in referring to the Crown Prince as "of Serbia" either, but I acknowledge that there are good reasons to keep the old titles - at least for now - as well.
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