Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fact of the Day: King Kaiser

While English/British law always favored male heirs to princesses, there have been reigning Queens when all direct male heirs were either dead or non-existent. If the right to the throne passed through the eldest child regardless of gender when Queen Victoria reigned, her daughter Princess Victoria would have been Queen briefly before her own death. However, her son Wilhelm II (better known as the Kaiser of World War I) would have taken the throne after her. 

13 comments:

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Pat Hatt said...

Those poor royals and having to decide who gets the thrown

Pat Hatt said...

Or throne, both work lol

RO said...

Lots of stuff going on back then for sure! Hugs...RO

Christine said...

If only it did pass to the rightful heirs regardless of gender.

Emmylou said...

I wonder how English monarchy will be like in the future. It does seem like the Queen will be around forever! (I quite like her though so I'm not complaining:P)

Lois said...

I'm glad that law has changed.

Kirk said...

In 1914, Wilhelm would have had to declare war on himself.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, THAT would have screwed up World War I.

Harlynn said...

Feminist facts. Haha.

Jenn said...

Love these historical tidbits of info!

Birgit said...

Ahh yes.... All of them are related and if you look at the pictures of the King, The Kaiser and the Tzar around 1914, you can see they are related.

Martha said...

Interesting