Talk:Line of succession to the former Saxon thrones

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Saxe-Coburg and Gotha[edit]

The article presently reads: In the late 19th century Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and Arthur, Duke of Connaught renounced the rights for themselves and their descendants to the ducal throne of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. By those renunciations the present members of British Royal family don't have any rights to the succession of the duchy.

This is not quite the case. The Prince of Wales' 1863 renunciation effectively placed himself (and his issue) after Prince Leopold (and his issue) in the order of succession. The Duke of Connaught's 1899 renunciation was absolute for himself but reserved the succession to his issue (ahead of the Prince of Wales and his issue) in the event of the failure of the issue of the Duke of Albany.

See also Opera hat 18:48, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

You may amend the article to reflect that fact. Charles 18:49, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Opera hat, I added that paragraph, but didn't know that Edward VII's decendants are still in line to that ducal throne. Thanks for the additional info and web link, I now know the full facts. You're welcome to change it. JJC-IE 00:21, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Weren't the descendants of Edward VII effectively removed from the succession during WorldWar I? Gerard von Hebel (talk) 19:19, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Probably. See the 1917 Modification section on But note that Heraldica's author remained unsure about the effects of that law in 2003 (perhaps the reigning Duke did not ratify the Coburg Diet's legislation?).'s "House Laws of the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha" article was last edited in 2008, but it's not clear if the section on the 1917 Modification was inserted prior to or after the 2003 expression of doubt. Lethiere (talk) 00:45, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Even if we accept this questionable interpretation, both Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and the current Duke of Kent made what would be considered Morganatic marriages, disbarring all their descendants from succession to Saxe Coburg-Gotha. In the absence of any declaration that this marriages could be considered dynastic for the purposes of succession in Saxe Coburg-Gotha, all these names must be removed from the list. Indisciplined (talk) 12:34, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Why are the British left out...[edit]

...when the Belgians and Bulgarians remain? IIRC, many of the Bulgarian and Belgian princesses were born of lower station than a princess of Teck, for instance... Seven Letters 17:35, 17 November 2010 (UTC)


It seems that this article is supporting Albert's claim over Alexander's and saying the dispute is if Alexander is Albert's heir or not when in fact Alexander contest Albert's claim, so the line of succession should read like as if both Alexander and Albert were the Margraves and they have their seperate line of successions.--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 00:12, 5 September 2012 (UTC)

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