Anonymous asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 4 weeks ago

If a ruling monarch did not have biological children but chose instead to adopt, would the adopted child be an heir to the throne?

9 Answers

  • 17 hours ago

    Not in modern times, an adopted child could inherit private money and private property, but not the titles as that is all about the bloodline 

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Sometimes has been arranged as when Maximilian as Emperour of Mexico adopted the heir of the native royal family.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Harry will never be the king. Archie's bizarre arrival is completely inconsequential. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    That would never happen.

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It depends on the laws of the land. Most monarchies rule that an heir must be a blood relative, so a sibling, aunt, uncle, or cousin would inherit the throne, an adopted child not being eligible.

  • Rico
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Only if the adopted child was already the heir presumptive.  There is no monarchy left in the world where adoption has the legal effect of giving succession rights to an adopted child not of royal blood.

    Until 2002, when the rules were changed, succession rights to the Monegasque princely throne, being adopted by the Sovereign Prince automatically gave the adopted child succession rights

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Couldn't happen in the UK, it would go to another branch of the family in strict succession (provided they were a non-Roman Catholic descendant of the Electress of Hanover). There is always a relative no matter how distant. 

  • Tangi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The rules of inheritances of monarchies are different between countries and between eras. And sometimes, monarchs simply ignored or changed the rules according to who they wanted to be their heir.

    There is not one answer to your question.

  • No, most definitely not, it would go to the next in line and that would have to be, blood line, to the throne.

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