Anne asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 9 years ago

When Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden becomes Queen will her husband Prince Daniel become King consort?

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  • 9 years ago
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    It is possible, and in my opinion, probable course of events.

    In Most European Monarchies, such as Britain, a King Consort cannot exist by default; the title simply doesn't exist. Sweden, however, may prove to be the first exception.

    Tthe foundation for that has already been laid; when the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling was announced, the Swedish Royal Court issued a statement concerning Daniel's future title (as husband of the Crown Princess). According to the statement, Daniel would become The Swedish Royal Court announced that Westling would become "Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland" - in other words, he would share his wife's titles. The precedence of getting a title jure uxoris (in right of a wife) for a male consort is a new quantity for Sweden. Moreover, the title and style Daniel were to enjoy gave him equal precedence with other members of the Royal Family; the format of his style and title is the same as for males born into the Royal Family - the title "Prince", followed by Christian name, followed by title (Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland).

    In May 2010, a month before Victoria and Daniel's wedding, Daniel was made a Prince of Sweden with the style of Royal Highness in his own right; though unusual, there have been precedents - the bride of Crown Prince Wilem-Alexander, Maxima, was made Princess of the Netherlands in her own right before her own marriage.

    Both this announcements, especially the first one by which Daniel was to get his styles and titles jure uxoris, seem to suggest that he will indeed be a King Consort, rather than just a Prince Consort, when time comes.

    This is all pure speculation, of course; until time comes, we will not know for certain. The question didn't arise with the spouses of the previous Swedish Queens Regnant:

    - Margaret I is often listed as Sweden's first Queen Regnant, although her rights came through her husband, Haakon. Haakon himself was King Regnant of Sweden, Norway and Denmark, so there was no question of his title.

    - Christina was the first undisputed Queen Regnant of Sweden, however she never married. If she had married her cousin (and eventual successor), Charles X Gustav, as was the initial plan, it is likely he would indeed be made a King Consort or more probably, a co-Regnant Monarch, especially since Charles was effectively next in the line of succession.

    - Ulrika Eleonora's situation is a bit unique since she was both a Queen Regnant and a Queen Consort of Sweden. She succeeded her brother, King Charles XII, as Queen of Sweden (bypassing her nephew - the son of her elder sister, Charles Frederick of Holstein-Gottorp, who had better claims by primogeniture); during her time as Queen Regnant her husband, Landgrave Frederick I of Hesse-Kassel, was known as the Prince Consort. Ulrika, who was extremely devoted to her husband, wanted to make him her co-regnant Monarch (like Mary II and William III in England), however the Parliament opposed the plan. Eventually, Ulrika Eleonora abdicated in favour of her husband, Frederick I of Sweden, thus becoming Queen Consort of Sweden.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Oh what a tangled web we weave. To marry your personal trainer??? Send the man a ham at Christmas, have a torrid affair - but for God's sake you don't marry the man! Now he will be King Consort??? The very idea is absurd. Being a Prince and a Duke is more than enough for the likes of him. He has enough on his plate.

  • 9 years ago

    Yes his right Definitely he will be the next Duke of Edinburgh

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No dear. Definitely he will be the next Duke of Edinburgh. $!LLY!

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  • 9 years ago

    King Dan? No, no way! The name is all wrong my dear.

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