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A number of different countries agreed to accept the queen as their head of state. If one of them decides to become a republic, would this necessarily affect the others? Australia calls Elisabeth II "Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth."
Are you thinking of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, brother of Louis XIV?
The most famous example of a posthumous monarch is Shapor II the Great, "King of Kings of Iran and Non Iran, Child of the Sun and Moon and Cousin of the Stars" reigned 309-379 AD, who allegedly reigned before he was born (and of course a couple of decades before he ruled). The story is that despite having older half brothers, astrologers luckily predicted ...
Bavaria stopped being a monarchy not even 100 years ago (1918). After that there were attempts to reinstate the monarchy (Monarchism in Bavaria after 1918). Sadly most of these attempts were destroyed by the Nazis (which gives me my very own reason to hate them). If any of these attempts had succeed, maybe WWII could have been delayed and the severity ...
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