October 4, 2022
How British Royals Choose Their Names Once They’re on the Throne

George II at the crown, and then George III (who was George II’s grandson and succeeded him because) His The father, Prince Frederick, had died) was the first person to be born with three names in this row, George William Frederick. And then George III’s son and successor, George IV (born George Augustus Frederick), actually gave his daughter and sole heir a middle name.

When Princess Charlotte Augusta died her father, George IV’s younger brother, yet another William Henry, succeeded him as King William IV. (so, the present Prince Williamaka William Arthur Philip Louis, who as the eldest son of the reigning monarch is now Prince of Wales, will likely be William V.)

Again, even William IV did not bother to make it official with any woman in his life, so his numerous children could not succeed him. When he died, the monarchy turned to his niece—who was Only The legitimate child of Prince Edward, William’s next youngest surviving brother.

she was niece Queen VictoriaWhose 63 years and seven months on the throne was a record until Queen Elizabeth II crossed the mark in 2016 and ruled for 70 years.

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