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Re: Reversionary succession
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Have there been cases of this in European royal history, other than in Romania and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha? As I understand it, in each of these places an oldest son in a family conditionally renounced his rights to the throne. That is: he allowed himself get passed over in favor of his younger brothers, with the agreement that the succession would revert to his line, in the event that their dynastic lines became extinct.
Wasn't it the same with Denmark, where Prince Wilhelm became King Georgios of Greece? Wasn't he passed over in the Danish succession by his younger brother Waldemar, but remained in line of succession anyway?