What happens if a King with a younger brother gets his wife pregnant then dies before his son is born ?

Does his brother become king or does his unborn son become king ?

5 Answers

  • It’s not going to happen troll.

  • Up to parliament.  But probably the brother would be Prince Regent until the child was old enough to take the throne.

  • A person is appointed as temporary  ‘regent’  to govern a state pro tempore because the regnant monarch is a minor, is absent, abdicated the throne, is incapacitated or dead

  • The son becomes King.

  • This has happened several times in history. Someone- either the uncle or the mother is declared “regent” for the baby until he grows up. You can look up “regents” and find examples of times when this happened. The child is still the presumptive king. 

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