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Re: England and Scotland
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The UK has taken the course that the highest numeral in either tradition is used in the UK. So a King Malcom would get the number IV (if I'm correct) even though no Malcolm was ever king in England.
A hypothetical King Malcolm of the UK would have been Malcolm V, as Scotland has had four kings by that name. Malcolm IV, nicknamed Malcolm the Maiden, reigned from 1153 to 1165
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 ...