Royalty of 1917: the heirs


This special series is looking back at the royalty of a century past. One hundred years ago, the regal map of Europe was very different with far more monarchies and ruling houses than we have now. We're beginning our time travel with a glance with a who's who of the dynasties we know today, retrospectives on how the monarchies of 2017 were a whole century ago. We've already seen the rulers and their consorts, now it's time to look at the heirs. They're listed below according to how long they had been heir to their country's throne at the time. Kings to be with sad stories and a powerhouse of a queen regnant in the making follow...here are the heirs of 1917.



Liechtenstein



Heir Prince Franz of Liechtenstein
Full Name Franz de Paula Maria Karl August
Born August 28th 1853, Schloss Liechtenstein, Austria
Son of Prince Aloys II of Liechtenstein and Franziska Kinsky
Heir to his brother, Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein
His time as heir ended with....his succession to the throne of Liectenstein on the death of his brother on February 11th 1929
Own rule February 11th 1929 - July 25th 1938
Died July 25th 1938

Monaco


Heir Prince Louis of Monaco
Full Name Louis Honore Charles Antoine
Born July 12th 1870, Baden
Son of Prince Albert I of Monaco and Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton
Heir to his father, Prince Albert I, from the moment of his accession on September 10th 1889
His time as heir ended with....his succession as Sovereign Prince of Monaco on the death of his father on June 27th 1922
Reigned June 27th 1922 - May 9th 1949
Died May 9th 1949, Prince's Palace, Monaco


Norway



Heir Crown Prince Olav of Norway
Full Name Alexander Edward Christian Frederik
Born July 2nd 1903, Sandringham House, Norfolk as Prince Alexander of Denmark
Son of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway
Heir to his father, King Haakon VII, from the moment of his accession on November 18th 1905
His time as heir ended with....his succession as King of Norway on the death of his father on September 21st 1957
Reigned September 21st 1957 - January 17th 1991
Died January 17th 1991, The Royal Lodge, Holmenkollen, Oslo


Spain



Heir Alfonso, Prince of Asturias
Full Name Alfonso Pio Cristino Eduardo Francisco Guillermo Carlos Enrique Eugenion Fernando Antonio Venancio
Born May 10th 1907, Palacio Real, Madrid
Son of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg
Heir to his father, King Alfonso XIII, from the moment of his birth in 1907
His time as heir ended with....his father's exile in 1931 and his own renunciation of his rights to the throne in 1933
Died September 6th 1938, Miami, Florida


Sweden



Heir Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden
Full Name Oskar Frederik Wilhelm Olaf Gustaf Adolf
Born November 11th 1882, Royal Palace, Stockholm
Son of King Gustav V and Queen Victoria of Sweden
Heir to his father, King Gustav V, from the moment of his accession on December 8th 1907
His time as heir ended with....his succession as King of Sweden on the death of  his father on October 29th 1950
Reigned October 29th 1950 - September 15th 1973
Died September 15th 1973, Helsingborg Hospital



Netherlands


Heir Princess Juliana of the Netherlands
Full Name Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina
Born April 30th 1909, Noordeinde Palace, The Hague
Daughter of Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Heinrich of the Netherlands
Heir to her mother, Queen Wilhelmina, from the moment of her birth on April 30th 1909
Her time as heir ended with....her succession as Queen of the Netherlands on the abdication of her mother on September 4th 1948
Reigned September 4th 1949 - April 30th 1980
Died March 20th 2004, Soestdijk Palace, Baarn



Belgium


Heir Prince Leopold III, Duke of Brabant
Full Name Leopold Philippe Charles Albert Meinrad Hubertus Maria Michel
Born November 3rd 1901, Brussels
Son of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians
Heir to his father, King Albert I, from the moment of his accession on December 23rd 1909
His time as heir ended with....his succession as King of the Belgians on on the death of his father on February 17th 1934
Reigned February 17th 1934 - July 16th 1951
Died September 25th 1983, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium


United Kingdom



Heir Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales
Full Name Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David
Born June 23rd 1894, White Lodge, Richmond, Surrey
Son of King George V and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom
Heir to his father, King George V, from the moment of his accession on May 6th 1910
His time as heir ended with....his succession as King of the United Kingdom on the death of his father on January 20th 1936
Reigned January 20th 1936 - December 11th 1936
Died May 28th 1972, Paris


Luxembourg



Heir Charlotte, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Full Name Charlotte Adelgonde Elisabeth Marie Wilhelmine
Born January 23rd 1896, Berg Castle, Luxembourg
Daughter of Grand Duke William IV and Grand Duchess Marie Anne of Luxembourg
Heir to her sister, Grand Duchess Marie-Adelaide, from the moment of her accession on February 25th 1912
Her time as heir ended with....her succession as Grand Duchess of Luxembourg on the abdication of her sister on January 14th 1919
Reigned January 14th 1919 - November 12th 1964
Died July 9th 1985, Fischbach Castle, Fischbach, Luxembourg


Denmark


Heir Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
Full Name Christian Frederik Franz Michael Carl Valdemar Georg
Born March 11th 1899, Sorgenfri Palace, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Son of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark
Heir to his father, King Christian X, from the moment of his accession on May 14th 1912
Her time as heir ended with....his succession as King of Denmark on the death of his father on April 20th 1947
Reigned April 20th 1947 - January 14th 1972
Died January 14th 1972, Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen


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