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Royal baby question

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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Does anyone know what would happen if the heir to the throne was born with a disability such as Down's syndrome? Does that child become intelligible?
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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BeautifulFey
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 8:23 AM

I believe it would be ineligeble. Not sure though.

TeamTARDIS
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 8:26 AM
I am pretty sure they have an 'of sound mind' clause.
mum23beauties
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 10:13 AM
A regency would occur such as in the 1800's with George IV.
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TheDoctorsWife
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 10:29 AM
What happened?

Quoting mum23beauties:

A regency would occur such as in the 1800's with George IV.
mum23beauties
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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George III suffered from mental illness and was unfit to rule. Other times something similar has happened was when a child became king at a young age - look into 'the princes in the Tower'.

Quoting TheDoctorsWife:

What happened?



Quoting mum23beauties:

A regency would occur such as in the 1800's with George IV.
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ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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a regency means one person ( such as your down syndrome example) is technichally king because of age or disablility they are unable to fullfill the duties so some one else handles the kingdom ( a prince/princess regent) usually a close relative ,  a sibling,  an aunt or uncle or in cases such as demetia a child or grandchild

Quoting TheDoctorsWife:

What happened?

Quoting mum23beauties:

A regency would occur such as in the 1800's with George IV.


 

Piskie
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:51 AM
They would still technically be king, but a regent would be appointed. It would usually be the next in line, over the age of 21 and capable of being a head of state.
strawberryLVR
by Gold Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM

so interesting!


babie113
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM

in that case the next in line fills in ...

babie113
by Ruby Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 11:24 PM

im British


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