When in 1830 Belgium split away from the Kingdom and Grand Duchy a large chunk of Luxembourg ended up in Belgium.
The Dutch kings Willem I, II and III were as Guillaume I, II and III also Grand Dukes of Luxembourg.
I think it's a shame Willem did not continue his original regnal number as we could have had Willem IX Alexander at this moment.
From stadholder Willem V to king Willem III the reigning Orange often was as odds with his oldest son and heir. That as well as his desire to start fresh are probably why Willem I made the choice to go from VI to I.
His mother, the dowager Princess of Orange, made a very clear public statement by attending his investiture in Amsterdam as Sovereign Prince dressed in full mourning. That is how she as the widow of the last stadholder became the link between the old Republic and the new Kingdom.
It would be interesting to see what happens if the Princess of Orange calls her firstborn son and heir Lodewijk. The Kingdom of Holland had technically two kings name Lodewijk I and II so a new king could become Lodewijk III. But that is unlikely to happen as the name is not particularly popular in the Netherlands and im much more leaning to Alexander being a potential name for a next male sovereign in honour of the current King.
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