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Old December 23rd, 2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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If Queen Victoria had taken Elizabeth 1 as a role model and not married, who would have succeded to the Crown on her death?
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If Queen Victoria had taken Elizabeth 1 as a role model and not married, who would have succeded to the Crown on her death?
Vicky would never have done that, she was too interested in sex to stay celibate.
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If Victoria died in 1901 without surviving children or descendants, her closest heir would have been Ernst Augustus (1845-1923), Crown Prince of Hanover (the kingdom of Hanover had been annexed by Prussia in 1866) Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale.

Her closest relative who was a British citizen was Prince George (1819-1904), Duke of Cambridge.

As near as I can tell there was no rule against a non British citizen becoming king and so the rightful heir would have been prince Ernest Augustus.
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...as near as I can tell there was no rule against a non British citizen becoming king and so the rightful heir would have been prince Ernest Augustus.

William I
William III
George I

To name but three foreigners who became king of England. You could also add James VI / I.
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Vicky would never have done that, she was too interested in sex to stay celibate.
Yeah. Queen V was horny but also was a very devout Christian. I think she would have had to marry someone and have many children. So the question only makes sense if she died young and unmarried, possibly murdered by an agent of the Duke of Cumberland. The Prussian takeover of Hanovor was way too much later for Queen V to be celibate that long. By the way, the loss of Hanover shouldn't have changed the Duke's status in Britain. His son, later George V of Hanover would have been next in line.

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Yeah. Queen V was horny...
Just out of interest, where does this idea come from ?

I mean she wasn't exactly Princess Diana and f*****g every young guy in town.
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Just out of interest, where does this idea come from ?

I mean she wasn't exactly Princess Diana and f*****g every young guy in town.
Mostly from her own journal entries.
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Just out of interest, where does this idea come from ?

I mean she wasn't exactly Princess Diana and f*****g every young guy in town.
Her diaries that have survived are full of entries about "the joys and pleasures of the marriage bed". Several volumes of her diaries were destroyed by her family on her death--we can only guess why.
Prince Albert's letters to his brother and (second hand) anecdotes suggest that poor Albert was "pressed to exhaustion in the service of the Queen".
Tittle-tattle from servants also confirmed that HM just couldn't leave it alone as a young woman---she was, after all, a Hanoverian.
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It's highly unlikely, considering that as a senior heiress, it's her duty to have legitimate children. A younger sibling, possibly not. Though the line had to be continued somehow.

She may have enjoyed sex, but that's normal. Considering the mores of the time, it was really the only way to express sexuality that was socially acceptable.

Either way, unless she were infertile or had some sexual disorder causing a lack of libido, or wasn't the direct heir to the throne once William IV died, the likelihood of her not having children was always very slim.
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William I
William III
George I

To name but three foreigners who became king of England. You could also add James VI / I.
In Norman times, the succession rules were not as rigid. Though by the 19th century, the Act of Succession didn't exclude any foreigner, which is why the Hanoverians became sovereigns in the first place.
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