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Re: Mature Heirs
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If Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, had't died in a plane crash in 1947, he would have been 67 when he had succeeded to the throne in 1973. (This is of course not an example of mature heirs, just an observation.)
Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden succeeded to the throne of Sweden in 1950 aged 68.
In many Middle Eastern monarchies the succession went not from father to son but to the oldest male in the family. There may be some pretenders who are older than Charles is.
Had Grandduke Jean not abdicated his heir Henri would be getting close to Charles.
The Prince of Wales turns 70 years old today. Are there any European monarchies that have ever had an heir (apparent or presumptive) who was 70 or older?