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Re: William V of the United Kingdom
Please also see the original article in The Herald which I linked, and which does make the point that the late Queen chose an approach to this issue which relies on the highest number taken into account from both former kingdoms.
When William becomes King he will be William V in England and William II in Scotland. Remember we have only had William the Lion here in Scotland. The Scottish Post Boxes will probably have the cypher WIIR. They had ER for the late Queen.
He may become the fifth king of his name to reign over the former kingdom of England and the second king of his name to reign over the former kingdom of Scotland but those kingdoms do not exist anymore. He will be William V of the United Kingdom, in Scotland and in England. The absence of a regnal number in a royal cypher does not mean that the monarch intends to be known as “the First”. He will not be “WIIR”.
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