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Posted by Robert on 3/3/2020, 9:57:49, in reply to "Norway
What I meant was a situation where a king was succeeded by a brother or nephew, despite having daughters. Sorry for not having made it clearer.
The Salic or semi-Salic law might be in force, but as long as sovereigns produce sons, it's not actually in practice. The successor is still the eldest son, even in male-preferred primogeniture (which was the law in the UK until 2013).
But it was Salic law that allowed Harald V to succeed his father, Olav V, despite the fact that he had two elder sisters.
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