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Re: Royal twins
User logged in as JanEl
The exact identity of the man is said to be one of history's greatest mysteries -- unsolved, as of this day.
That being said, it sures makes for a fantastic theory that King Louis XIII supposedly sent away one of his twin sons for safekeeping, because of the potential for a dynastic conflict. I've seen the 1998 film ...
If the story of the "Man in the Iron Mask" has any credibility, Louis XIV would have had a twin brother .
I was just wondering about other instances in royal history, where there was a near or potential succession of a twin son to a throne.
James II of Scotland and Alexander Duke of Rothesay, but the latter did not live long.