The situation is somewhat comparable to Bourbon-Parma, where the head of the house is the Duke, while other members are styled as Prince(ss) -- all being Royal Highnesses by virtue of being male-line descendants of King Louis XIV of France.
It's just that Parma was only a duchy before being deposed, while Bavaria (originally only a duchy as well) became a kingdom in 1806, which it remained until being deposed in 1918.
Perhaps, if Albrecht had managed to succeed to the throne of Württemberg as king, members of the deposed house today would be styled with the title Prince(ss). As it is, they are all dukes and duchesses -- just like the head. The difference, of course, is that Carl is THE Duke of Württemberg, whereas the others are Duke/ Duchess X of Württemberg. But despite the fact that he descends from the house through a junior branch which never reigned, all are Royal Highnesses -- thanks to the aforementioned change in 1865.
I wonder what would have happened, had the royal branch of the Wittelsbachs become extinct instead of the ducal branch. If this happened before the house was deposed, then it goes without saying that the senior male member of the said ducal branch would have become the king of Bavaria -- with other members becoming princes and princesses.
But suppose the ducal branch (which became extinct in 1973) were still alive, and the royal branch become extinct after being deposed? How would those hypothetical Wittelsbachs be styled today?
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