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King of Denmark 20 April 1947 - 13 January 1972
Re: The question is still...
What if in 1953 they had not changed the constitution and King Frederik IX would still have not approved of the marriages of his nephews. In 1972 he would have been succeeded by Christian XI who although father of three children would only have had his daughter still active in the Royal Family but not in line of succession. What would have happened then?
Could we have seen Knud allowing female succession so Elisabeth could succeed? she did not have any children but would she have married equally if she might have become the heiress?
Norway did not have any spare males until the birth of prince Sverre. His father, grandfather and great-grandfather all were/are (future) kings of Norway. I very much doubt the Norwegians would accept a personal union again.
Constantine of Greece never abdicated so would the Danish and Greek constitutions allow him to be king of both nations at the same time?
Would either Paul or Nicholas not have been a more likely candidate?
Don't you think that the 2009 change to Absolute Primogeniture would have changed Agnatic to Cognatic primogeniture all at the same time?
Would the 2009 change have limited succession to the descendants of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine as it did in 1953?
...If Ingolf hadn't sired any male heirs and the Act of Succession hadn't been altered in 1953, who would have been Ingolf's heir? The Norwegians or the Greeks?
But would King Christian XI have denied his son the right to marry who he loved after their Norwegian Cousins had paved the way?
Well, both Ingolf and Christian got married while Frederik IX was still alive - but we can't of course know how long they would have waited to marry if they had been required to find royal/noble/foreign brides.
Exactly. And I am sure that the Thronefollower, Prince Knud would have had quite a say in this since Frederik would know that this was the new line.
Was't Frederik's decicison not to approve the marriages a forward thinking way of limiting the number of "distant" princes and princesses not very close to the Royal House? Much what we are seeing to house.
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