: Just who exactly is his heir today, anyway?
: As I understand, the prospective King Ludwig
: III of Bavaria was, at one point, heir
: presumptive to the Greek throne vacated by
: his deposed and childless uncle. However,
: accepting it would have entailed that all
: his prospective children be raised in the
: Eastern Orthodox faith --anathema to his
: wife's uncle.
: Francis V, Duke of Modena, refused consent
: to the marriage of his niece (Archduchess
: Maria Theresa of Austria-Este), unless her
: potential husband renounce his succession
: rights to the said throne. I assume that
: the rest of the line of Prince Luitpold
: likewise rejected the Greek inheritance.
: The current Wikipedia article actually
: states that today's heir is Prince Leopold
: -- a descendant of King Ludwig I through his
: youngest son, Prince Adalbert. But as I
: understand it, this Bavarian prince (a good
: friend of the Swedish king) is a Roman
: Catholic. So how could he be the distant
: heir to King Otto of the Hellenes?