This was of course after CG was born, but only having 2 potential heirs was still a bit risky. And the politicians must have known of the situation with Bertil and Lilian.
: Had Carl Gustav been daughter number five i
: assume the Swedish politicians might have
: thought about changing the succession rules.
: Another option would have been to allow
: Bertil and Lilian to marry. Had they married
: in the early 1950's they still might have
: had children of their own. In that scenario
: the succession would have gone to Bertil's
: line. Had he had no children of his own the
: adoption process could have ended up with
: him adopting an heir just like the
: Bernadottes ended up on the Swedish throne.
: In that scenario maybe one of the morganatic
: branches of the family might have been
: elevated again.
: Had the succession been altered to include
: women and Carl Gustav been a girl than the
: current Queen of Sweden might very well have
: been Birgitta.
: --Previous Message--
: I am aware of Pr.Bertil's role as spare to
: throne at a time when all his brothers
: (apart from the Cr.Prince) had made unequal
: marriages and were banned from the throne
: line, and the Cr.Prince only had daughters.
: Precisely because the Crown-Prince, after 12
: years of marriage, had only produced
: daughters, was it ever foreseen a solution
: as the Danes took years later and abolish
: the salic law ?
: Had the Cr.Prince ever tried to revert the
: law and make his 1st born Pss Margaretha the
: heiress to the throne ?
: Are there notices of any demarches he might
: have made with his father and grand-father
: (the then king), government, parliament ?
: Any facts revealing Pr.Bertil's thoughts on
: such (eventual) project ?
: If at the time he was already dating Lilian,
: he might have to drop her off in case
: Carl-Gustav would have been born the 5th
: daughter... and be forced in a marriage with
: a proper princess.
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