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King Christian IX of Denmark
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Posted by Jane on 27/9/2019, 13:30:41, in reply to "Re: Two kings
All these examples show that the title of King does not automatically mean that the individual styled as such is also the reigning monarch as is often wrongly assumed.
Indeed, that's the point I brought up at the end of my original post. Come to think of it, Romania could also qualify as a "Two Kings" case; and I'm sure there are many more.
It's the THREE kings scenario I'm interested in. When royal houses branch out, you can expect this to happen; also, of course, when a king abdicates.
I could have expanded on the family of King Christian IX of Denmark by naming his successors on the Danish throne in subsequent reigns. The trouble, however, was that while his grandson and great-grandson remained securely on the Norwegian throne as Kings Haakon VII and Olaf V, respectively, the Greek monarchy would experience ups and downs over the years.
So perhaps that family would more rightfully qualify as a "Two Kings" scenario. Of course, Constantine II of the Hellenes is still living today, and he rightfully is styled it the title of King, with the qualification of Majesty. But his son, once he dies, will never.
Because his cousin Harald V of Norway is still reigning, and his cousin Margrethe II of Denmark is a queen regnant. So for the time being, this might qualify as a "Three Kings" scenario.