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Re: Post-nominal numbers
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I have mixed feelings about how the Swedish monarchy enacted absolute primogeniture. I can be progressive and have no problem with the eldest daughter succeeding to the throne. There is another side of me that is a traditionalist and that part of me wished Sweden would have made absolute primogeniture for the children of Carl Philip instead of placing his sister ahead of him in the succession since Car Philip was already Crown Prince.
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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