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England and Scotland
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There are similar issues with kings named James and queens named Elizabeth, of England and Scotland. I believe it has been customary to use two postnominal regnal numbers (e.g. "King James VI/I") -- with the higher number coming first.
The present queen is technically Elizabeth II/I, but obviously doesn't style herself first. Similarly, Queen Isabel II of Spain should really have been Isabel II of Castile, Isabel I elsewhere ...