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Posted by Josť on 9/10/2019, 18:19:55, in reply to "Romania
Similarly, the descendants of Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen have never contested his renunciation of succession rights to the throne of Romania. As with the other renunciations (e.g. Anjou, Cannes), it was on behalf of his descendants, as well as himself. The late Friedrich Wilhelm (father of the present-day head of the house) openly declared that he had no interest in pursuing any Romanian rights.
As it was, the succession passed to Wilhelm's younger brother Prince Ferdinand, who eventually succeeded his uncle as king. Unfortunately, his legitimate male-line descent is now extinct ...
Interestingly enough, the Wittelsbachs have not been any more aggressive in pursuing their Greek rights, than the Hohenzollerns have been their Romanian. Despite the 1843 constitution of Greece making provisions for the succession of the younger sons of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and their descendants, the said descendants have never shown any interest in claiming any status as Greek pretenders. After all, they have also been heirs to the Bavarian throne, since the dynastic line of King Maximilian II eventually expired.
Somehow, then, it seems that some royal claims matter more than others. One doesn't witness the same nonchalant attitude toward the French and Sicilian royal claims.
The Bavarians also don't seem very much interested in their english claim.
I read somewhere that, as a child, Pss Sophie was very much surprised when she realised she was "so close" to the british throne, after her grand-father Albrecht, uncle Franz and her own father.
Apparently it was a non-subject at home.