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Posted by Jane on 11/12/2021, 16:38:54, in reply to "Hanover
I have similar questions regarding the Dutch reigning house. The Netherlands didn't become a kingdom until 1815. Before, the country was ruled by stadholders -- Prince Willem IV of Orange was the father of Willem V, who in turn was the father of Willem VI. But the latter was succeeded as head of the house by King Willem I -- not Willem VII.
In Hanover, there was George V of Hanover, continuing the British numbering despite being only the third Hanoverian king of that name.
But George I and George II were Electors of Hanover, so when George V became King of Hanover, he had four monarchs prior to him having the name George, even though the first two weren't Kings.
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