WHAT IS THE ROYAL FAMILY’S CLAIM TO THE THRONE?
The Queen derives her proper to rule from the Home of Hanover – whose head turned King George I in 1714.
In 1688 James II, the final Catholic king in British historical past, was deposed in favour of his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband William. They didn’t have kids so the throne then handed to her sister Anne (of The Favourite fame) who additionally died childless.
There was concern that the throne would cross to James’ son, additionally known as James, whose beginning to a Catholic mom had prompted the deposition within the first place. Subsequently Parliament handed the Act of Succession in 1701 which forbade any Roman Catholic – or anybody married to a Catholic – from ever taking the throne.
This imply when Anne died in 1714, Parliament supplied the throne to her second cousin – the Prince of Hanover in Germany – over a lot of her nearer family members.
His descendants would preserve the Hanover identify – and the throne – till 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert and all their kids turned identified below their father’s final identify – Saxe-Coburg Gotha.
Through the First World Struggle, with anti-German feeling working excessive, King George V (the Queen’s grandfather) thought it clever to alter it to the way more British sounding Windsor – after their favorite fort.
It goes to point out that though royalties could declare they’re chosen by God – typically they’re chosen by Parliament.
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