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In Spain the most interesting case, imo, is Carlos III. As the 3rd son of Felipe V he was surely an unintended heir. If was so, that his parents secured another Kingdom for him. He became first Duke of Parma and later King of the Two Sicilies. He had to abdicate it to become King of Spain, when Luis I and Fernando VI died without an heir. I do not know of any other case, being the monarch of 3 different countries in his life.
I was assuming that the OP was looking at younger brothers who replaced thier older brother in the line of succession as the meaning of unintended heir.
But if unintended heir is anyone who replaced the heir then many more will fit that definition such as George III or Juan Carlos.
I'm fine with either scenario.
How would you classify Juan Carlos, king of Spain by grace of Franco, while his father, the CoB, the rightful heir, was still alive and was displaced ?
JC, too, was the heir to the heir who inherited earlier than expected.
I thought of that too but doesn't unintended heir mean that they were not intended to be the heir? George III was going to be intended heir it's just that his father's death made him the intended heir a bit sooner.
George III might count since the heir was his father Frederick Louis, the prince of Wales, who died before his father.
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