: This means that Prince Gustav is now the head
: of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
: We have talked about his grandfather's will,
: which prevents him from marrying his
: longtime girlfriend. What will happen with
: the estate and all when Prince Gustav dies?
Re the long thread about succession to the headship and succession to Berleburg estate.
These are two different things. The succession to the Berleburg estate was determined by Gustav Albrechts will which neither of us has read. He willed it to his unborn grandson on the condition that he married equal and "aryan".
Does the will say anything about what would happen to the estate of Berleburg if the requirements were not met? Or what happens after the demise of his grandson (Gustav)?
As we know, it's likely that Gustav won't have any children of his own. Can't he now make his own will to secure the future of Berleburg?
As for the headship of the house and the theoretical title of Fürst, the succession depens on the old House Laws, not the will of Gustav Albrecht.
As far as I can find on the net, the House Laws are rather unspesific. http://heraldica.org/topics/royalty/abt.htm
"Forbidden to marry persons of lower birth"
But does the House Laws remove the rights of the person contracting an unequal marriage? Or only those of his descendants? Is Prince Robin and Prince Sebastian in the line of succession, but not Sebastians sons?
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