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Re: Post-nominal numbers
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Gustav V was succeeded by Gustav VI Adolf.
And Carl XVI Gustav could have been followed by Carl XVII Philip
if the law have not been changed.
I was a bit disappointed that Willem Alexander didnít go by Willem IV. I like post-nominal numbers. I think the consultation is I also like double names. I also like how the Swedish do it. For another example Carl X of Sweden Carl X Gustav.
Well, that's his entitlement ... I personally find it frustrating and confusing. Look at Prussia, where some kings reigned as Friedrich, and others as Friedrich Wilhelm.
Why can't they all adopt the Swedish way, where a king can reign under two names -- but only the first has a post-nominal number? As it is, the country has had kings named Carl XV and Carl XVI Gustaf.
He prefers to be called Willem-Alexander, without the IV
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