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How British Royals Decide Their Names As soon as They’re on the Throne

On the crown handed to George II, after which George III (who was George II’s grandson and succeeded him as a result of his father, Prince Frederick, had died) was the primary on this line to be born with three names, George William Frederick. After which George III’s son and successor, George IV (born George Augustus Frederick), really gave his daughter and sole inheritor a center identify.

Princess Charlotte Augusta predeceased her father, nevertheless, so George IV’s youthful brother, one more William Henry, succeeded him as King William IV. (So, the present Prince William, aka William Arthur Philip Louis, who because the eldest son of the reigning monarch is now the Prince of Wales, will doubtless be William V.) 

Then once more, William IV additionally did not hassle to make it official with any of the women in his life, so his myriad kids could not succeed him. When he died, the monarchy turned to his niece—who was the solely respectable baby of William’s next-youngest residing brother Prince Edward.

That niece was Queen Victoria, whose 63 years and 7 months on the throne was a document till Queen Elizabeth II blew previous the mark in 2016 and ended up reigning for 70 years.


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