In Norway only the hereditary princess is an HRH. Her brother is just Prince but without a style. Im curious to see how his children will be styled. I would not be surprised if they were made mister/miss ???.
In Sweden they followed the Belgian example and the Belgians have already limited the HRH and Prince(ss) of Belgium to children and grandchildren of the main line.
In Spain they are lucky that the Heiress only has one younger sister. The children of the Infanta Sofia will be styled like those of the Infantas Pilar, Margarita, Elena and Christina.
In Luxembourg they have split the titles. Only children of the main line are HRH prince(ss) of Luxembourg, prince(ss) of Nassau. Other male line descendants are HH prince(ss) of Nassau. Now they have altered the succession of the descendants of Henri to gender-neutral it's interesting to see what they will do with the children and grandchildren of Princess Alexandra and her niece princess Amelie.
The UK already has a limit on HRH's and seems to be going down a route where the children of Harry and Meghan might not become HRH prince(ss) once their grandfather succeeds.
The Dutch have already messed up their system even further so the less said about that the better. Im hoping the brains of family and future Queen Catharina-Amalia will someday straighten things out again. Her father in spite of his history degree is not that interested in those matters and his mother for all her qualities was not exactly succesful as Head of the Orange-Nassau family (she was a very good Queen though).
: Yes, that makes sense. The issue I was raising
: was the number of royals around, but you can
: always do the British method of having
: hundreds or even thousands of people in
: line, with just a handful of actual princes
: and princesses.
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: Is it a benefit? I agree that a very short
: line of succession, like Sweden had for the
: last half of the 20th century can be very
: problematic, since the dynasty risks
: extinction, but the experience of countless
: monarchies through the ages suggest that a
: surplus of royals can lead to complications
: (scandals, accusations of wasting public
: funds, etc.). I don't think Sweden is at
: that point yet, but it could become an issue
: in another generation or so.
: I think it is a benefit to have more people
: in line of succession, to eliminate the risk
: of the Royal House to become extinct, but I
: guess the number of HRHs will be decreased
: in the future. Maybe only children and
: grandchildren of a Monarch and grandchildren
: of the heir to the throne will be HRHs. But
: that is just my guess. I probably won't live
: to see the gr-grandchildren of the current
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