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Frederick Lewis of Wales
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Posted by Josť on 14/10/2019, 16:29:05, in reply to "Two names
Is it ever known under which name would he have reigned ?
Frederick I ?
Frederick Lewis I ?
The UK Had never had a double named king before.
If the Duke of Kent had not fathered Victoria, there might have been a King Ernest-August I of the UK.
Why was the last king of Saxony styled as Friedrich Augustus III, instead of Friedrich III or Friedrich III Augustus?
I know that it's been customary for Catholic and Protestant royals to be christened with multiple names (unlike Orthodox royals). But if a sovereign is not going to style himself by his entire name ("Friedrich Augustus Georg Wilhelm ..."), why use two, instead of just one? Doesn't this make things messy for his successors?
Suppose the kingdom of Saxony had survived, and the eventual successor been Prince Friedrich Christian? Would he have been known as King Friedrich Christian I? Wouldn't it make more sense for him to be King Friedrich IV, and his predecessor King Friedrich III?
I personally like the Swedish way: the present sovereign is King Carl XVI Gustaf, his grandfather was King Gustaf VI Adolf, etc. For this reason, I think it would have made sense for the longest reigning emperor in Habsburg history to style himself as Franz II Joseph, as opposed to Franz Joseph or Franz Joseph I. As I understand, his grandfather was the last Holy Roman emperor (known as Franz II) and first emperor of Austria (known as Franz I).