Some times one hears the families are bound to respect the laws created while thouse houses were reigning ones, which they stopped being 100 years ago next year.
OTOH some houses show no problem in revoking and bringing them updated to present times.
The Bavarian case comes to mind.
Pr. Franz demorganized with immediate effect all the morganatic weddings celebrated during his father "times".
This even emplied a change in the succession line with Pr.Wolfgang loosing his place to cousin Luitpold who had married unequally.
I don't know the range the chief of one house has and if, if he choosed so, could Pr. Franz revoke the salic law and allow his elder niece to succeed...
OK a bit difficult giving whom she married but maybe her youngest son could step in.
As to the S-W-B case all depends on the range of liberty Pr.Gustav will have to change the house rules.
Which will not affect his grand-father's will.
Apparently the two conditions of the will - equal rang and aryan, must be fulfilled.
Marrying equal doesn't necessarily means marrying someone of equal birth rang.
That's why it would be important to read the terms of the will.
It would have been so much simple if Gustav's aunt Q.Margreth could elevate Carina to Duchess of Copenhagen f.i. and granting her a noble title
: --Previous Message--
: This means that Prince Gustav is now the
: 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
: 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.
: "Forbidden to marry persons of lower
: 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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