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Re: Unintended heirs
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No, he became King upon the death of his brother George IV.
William (IV) became king upon the death of his niece and heiress Charlotte.
Both Henry VIII and George V became unintended heirs to the throne upon the deaths of an heir presumptive Henry succeeded his father due to the death of his older brother. George V became king because his older brother, the then heir to the throne, became ill and died. Were there others in this family who had the same experience? Did Elizabeth become an unintended heir due to the abdication of Edward or was she already an heir presumptive?
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