It was essentially the same situation as in the Netherlands, 1890-1898, when Dowager Queen Emma had already been serving briefly as regent for her husband, King Willem III, when he died and was succeeded on the throne by their minor daughter, Queen Wilhelmina. The regency simply continued under the same person.
But suppose King Maximilian II of Bavaria had died before his elder son reached his majority? I ask this because the man we know in history as King Ludwig II succeeded to the throne six months after celebrating his 18th birthday -- when, according to the Bavarian constitution, he became a legal adult. It could easily have been the opposite -- i.e. succeeding while still a minor.
Who, then, would have served as regent of the kingdom? We know that his uncle Luitpold eventually assumed the regency -- but that was only later on, when the government determined that both he and his brother (Otto) were too mentally incapacitated to serve as sovereigns.
Would it still have been his uncle -- or perhaps his mother, Dowager Queen Marie?
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