It is not correct to say that Franz never speaks of the Jacobite succession. He even has related books on the shelves in his private study.
In 1987 Charles Windsor was visiting Munich and had luncheon with a few hundred people including Franz at the Residenz (the downtown royal palace). They chatted about the situation then (even making public comments at the luncheon).
The cases of Jacobitism and Bourbon-Parma Carlism could not be more different.
Franz is the genealogically senior representative of the Jacobite claim.
The Duke of Parma's claim to Spain is based not on seniority by blood, but on the contention that all the more senior possible claimants have been excluded because either they or their ancestors have done something politically liberal to exclude them from the Spanish succession. The fact that the current Duke of Parma and his late father are more politically liberal than those who have been excluded in the past is merely one of the many peculiarities of Bourbon-Parma Carlism.
By seniority of blood the representative of the Carlist claim (not the Bourbon-Parma Carlist claim) is Don Juan Carlos de Borbon y Borbon (assuming that the marriage of his uncle Don Jaime was not in accordance with the Pragmatica; and assuming that Don Juan Carlos' renunciation only applied to the "democratic" throne).
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