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Re: The Navarrese Succession
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Louis XIII joined the succession of the kingdom of Navarre to that of the kingdom of France. Today the former kingdom of Navarre is no longer an independent country so there are multiple answers.
The pretenders to the French Royal throne as heirs of Charles X will claim they are also the heir of the throne of Navarre. Pedro de Borbon has a claim but not undisputed due to the joining of the crowns by his ancestor Louis XIII.
Part of the former kingdom of Navarre went to the crown of Aragon so you could argue that Felipe VI of Spain is also an heir to that kingdom or the claim to it.
Is Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies regarded as the undisputed claimant to the kingdom of Navarre? I was able to trace the genealogy, and found that he is indeed the heir-general (in accordance with the order of male-preferred primogeniture) of King Henri IV of France (who also was the king of Navarre).
What I find interesting is that Pedro is also the heir-general (in accordance with the order of male-preferred primogeniture) of Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain, who became the queen consort of the famous "Sun" King Louis XIV of France. The Anjou exclusion prevented the descendants of Duke Philippe (the grandson who was the second son of the eldest son, and who assumed the Spanish throne as King Felipe V) from succeeding to the French throne.
That has not stopped the Legitimist faction from pressing claims on the French throne, or French claimants from pressing claims on the throne of Navarre.