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Offline Lucien

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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #75 on: July 14, 2008, 02:43:10 AM »
HRH celebrates her 31st today.
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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2008, 08:42:15 PM »
... will the House Bernadotte change its name?

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« Reply #81 on: December 23, 2008, 03:46:38 AM »
That is an interesting question! I don't think the House of Bernadotte will change its name. The house of Windsor did not change its name when Queen Elizabeth married Prince Philip... But I am not sure. Is there someone who knows? Smiley:)

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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #82 on: December 23, 2008, 07:15:20 AM »
Actually people often say about EII not changing the House of Windsor to the House of Mountbatten or whatever but it only changes when Philip's son Charles accedes the throne. For instance, Queen Victoria did not become a member to the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha when she married Prince Albert, she remained a member of the House of Hanover and was their last monarch. It was her son Edward VII who was the first monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Do you see, or am I talking nonsense? lol! Therefor I believe that Princess Victoria will be the last monarch of the House of Bernadotte and when her child succeeds her, the ruling house will be the one of Victoria's husband. Seen as it is unlikely that she will marry a royal I would say the most likely thing to happen will be that either the child will carry on the House of Bernadotte regardless of protocol (like the Windsors say they will  when Charles should actually be the first monarch of the House of Shleswig-Holstein-Glucksborg-Sonderberg - his father Philip's royal House) or rename the House of Bernadotte in honour of their father - like renaming Windsor to Mountbatten. But who knows what will happen, eh? Hope I helped!

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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2008, 08:02:10 AM »
... will the House Bernadotte change its name?

No.It will remain the House of Bernadotte.
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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2008, 09:17:03 AM »
Good! It would be terrible if they suddenly changed it to the House of Westling.


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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2008, 10:02:44 AM »
I assume it will be the decision of a future Queen Victoria or her heir whether she makes a formal change to the Royal House.

As to comparison's with the British dynastic name. Technically the Royal House is that of Windsor (as it has been since 1917) - the present Queen issued patents confirming that - however nothing would stop Prince Charles on his accession to changing that. In tribute to her husband she issued further patents that it was her wish that those of her descendants who require a surname should use the equally made up Mountbatten-Windsor.

Technically the British Royal House is Guelph (or Hannover) from 1714 to 1901, then from 1901 to 1917 the House of Wettin (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha was merely a branch of the Royal House of Saxony), then Windsor from 1917 by letters patent issued by George V.
Prince Philip as a Prince of Greece and Denmark had no surname - an arguement that the Greek and Danish Royal Houses still maintain. On his unnecessary British naturalisation he chose the anglicised version of his mothers name - Mountbatten partly under the influence of his uncle Louis Mountbatten and partly because if he used his father it was a too German sounding and if translated into English his most accurate surname would be Oldcastle. He was technically a junior member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl├╝cksburg however that in itself is a junior branch of the House of Oldenburg - on Charles' accession he will geneologically be the first of the House of Oldenburg to reign in Britain  (ironically had Queen Anne's son survived the House of Oldenburg would have course have ascended to the British throne in 1714). 

This issue will be a major one in the 21st Century as the Royal Houses of Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and possibly Spain will all pass through female lines.

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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #86 on: December 23, 2008, 05:10:26 PM »
Hi Mcdnab,

Thank you for that explanation of House names.
It is the most straightforward and explicit explanation of a confusing subject I have ever heard.

Now if all these princesses don't marry a Mr. Smith, we'll be all satisfied!!

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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #87 on: December 24, 2008, 02:36:58 PM »
Very interesting portrait of the princess:


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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #88 on: December 24, 2008, 02:43:22 PM »
she rather looks like an airplane stewardess!

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Re: Crown Princess Victoria
« Reply #89 on: December 25, 2008, 12:38:26 PM »
Yes, I think that too :)