To be sure, the house of Wittelsbach eventually got deposed in Greece: King Otto got dethroned and exiled from the country in 1862, whereupon he and his queen consort (Amelia, born a duchess of Oldenburg) returned to his native land. He would die five years later, after a childless marriage of 30+ years.
Did this mean that his brother Luitpold succeeded him as the nominal king of Greece in 1867 (albeit with the qualifier House of Wittelsbach, given that a new dynasty had by then been enthroned in the country, with the election of Prince William of Denmark as King George I)?
I'm not sure if Prince Luitpold of Bavaria ever asserted or renounced his succession rights to the throne his second-oldest brother had occupied for 30 years. All I know is that his own eldest son, the future King Ludwig III, was made to formally renounce (for himself and all his descendants) his claims on the Greek throne, when in 1868 he married Archduchess Maria Theresia of Austria-Este. Her uncle (Duke Francesco V of Modena) demanded the renunciation, as a condition for his granting consent to the marriage.
It is interesting to note that for years, Greece seemed the best bet for Luitpold's family to acquire a throne, since King Maximilian II of Bavaria (his oldest brother) fathered two sons -- meaning that he had an heir and a spare -- while King Otto (who was not only the first son of his father, King Ludwig I, to sit on a throne but also, the first son to marry) seemed unable to have any children by his wife.
Yet, sitting on the Greek throne someday does not appear to have been in their sights. The very reaction of Archduchess Augusta Ferdinanda of Austria-Tuscany to the news that a son and heir had been born (in August, 1845) to her brother-in-law, the then-crown prince of Bavaria, was quite telling. She approached her own infant son (who had been born in January of that year, the first grandchild of King Ludwig I) lying in his cradle and said out loud, "Yesterday, you were a somebody; today, you're a nobody."
So Prince Luitpold's wife obviously did not enthusiastically envision their son as one day succeeding his uncle Otto as the king of Greece.
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