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Re: "Extended" Regencies
User logged in as Josť
It hasn't come up yet in any European monarchy, but if it does arise, I think it will be generally accepted that in the twenty-first century, when so many young people continue with their education through their early twenties, having a monarch assume the full responsibility of reigning at 18 or even 21 is no longer reasonable in most cases.
I wonder if provision might be made in such a situation for the person who would be regent in the case of minority or incapacity to be lieutenant representative, as has been done in Luxembourg
for monarchs who have retired from day to day duties but not yet abdicated. I guess you mean Liechtenstein
I think Hereditary Prince Alois might have had a similar status for several years before becoming full regent of Liechtenstein. (If he even is that; I'm not entirely clear. Yes, he has, like his father did during the last years of his own father, Pr. Franz Josef II
The advantage of a transitional arrangement like this for a young adult monarch would be that s/he could gradually take on more duties (perhaps starting with just one or two of the big annual "set piece" events) until coming into full sovereignty at age 23 or 25 or whatever has been agreed upon.
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