There is always the option of him contracting a marriage with a lady who does suit his grandfather's stipulations and having an heir but that would mean the end of a very long and stable relationship but odder things have happened.
: German house laws are a very puzzling case.
: 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
: 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
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: 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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