RANDALL J. DICKS 1951-1999

Claimants to Non-Reigning Monarchies and Their Heirs

As of November 1999
(update from 1997 may be incomplete...some further updates to 2017)

In Alphabetical Order by Country

(Note: This does not purport to be an exhaustive list, but we believe that it is comprehensive. Dates, if listed, indicate the year in which the individual became claimant.)

Non-Reigning and non-independent Monarchies

In instances where a bona fide dispute exists as to the theoretical succession, the symbol -+ appears; however, we make no judgment as to the validity or merits of any such disputed claims, but merely note that a dispute exists.

AFGHANISTAN: HRH Crown Prince Ahmed Shah Khan(2007- ) **

ALBANIA: HRH Crown Prince Leka II of Albania(2011-)

ASHANTI: HM Asantehene Osei Tutu II (1999- )

AUSTRI: HIRH Archduke Karl of Austria-Hungary(2011-)

BAVARIA: HRH Duke Franz (1996- )

BRAZIL: HIRH Prince Dom Luiz de Orleans e Braganga

-+ Heir: HIRH Prince Dom Bertrand de Orleans e Braganga (brother)
(Prince Pedro Carlos is genealogically senior but grandson of a prince who renounced his claims)

BUGANDA: HM Kabaka Mutebi II(III) (1969- )

BULGARIA: HM King Simeon II* (1943- )

Heir: HRH Crown Prince Boris of Bulgaria, Prince of Tirnovo
BURUNDI: Princess Rose Paula Iribagiza
Heir:Prince Charles Muhirwa

BURMA: no known claimant
(Alaungpaya):Prince Shwebomin

CHINA(Ch'ing): no active claimant -+
Prince Yu Yan is recognized by some

EGYPT: HM King Ahmed Fouad II *** (1952- )

Heir: HRH Prince Muhammad Ali, Prince of Said

ESTONIA: no known claimant

ETHIOPIA: HIM Emperor Amha Selassie I (throne assumed in exile**) (1975- )
[deceased 1997...no formal succession announced]

Heir: HIH Crown Prince Zara Yakob of Ethiopia

FRANCE (Empire): HIH Prince Jean Christophe Bonaparte (The Prince Napoleon) (1997- )
+- designated in his grandfather's will;disputed by his father Prince Charles Bonaparte

FRANCE (Kingdom): HRH Prince Henri, Count of Paris (1999- ) -+
(son of the preceding claimant,previously known as Count of Clermont)
(Legitimist claimant: HRH Prince Luis Alfonso de Borbon, known to French legitimists as the Duke of Anjou and Bourbon or Louis XX)

GEORGIA: HRH Prince George Bagration

Heir: HRH Prince Irakly Bagration

GERMANY: HIH Prince Georg Friedrich (1994- ) +

GREECE: HM King Constantine II* (1964- )

Heir: HRH Crown Prince Pavlos**
HAITI: no known claimant

HANOVER: HRH Prince Ernst August(1987- )

HAWAII: HRH Prince Edward J. Kawananakoa (1997- )
(Heir in blood;excluded from succession by father,second son's renunciation makes younger brother Quentin claimant)
(Rival claims exist to the Kawanananakoa line,e.g. Princess Owana Salazar(1988- ))

HUNGARY (see also Austria): HIRH Archduke Karl of Austria-Hungary

INDIA: no known imperial claimant (Maharajahs, nawabs, and other princes of states not listed)

KANDY:Kandy Ramamurthy Rajah

IRAN: HIM Shah Reza II (throne assumed in exile**)

IRAQ: no active claimant
(there are competing theories of heirship)

ITALY: HRH Prince Victor Emanuel, Prince of Naples, Duke of Savoy**

Heir: HRH Prince Emanuel Filiberto, Prince of Venice

KOREA: [HIH Prince] Kyu Lee

LAOS: no known claimant

LATVIA: no known claimant

LIBYA: uncertain
Prince Mohammed el-Senussi was designated in 1992-3

LITHUANIA: no public claimant

MEXICO(Iturbide/Habsburg): no public claimant
Count Maximilian von Goetzen-Iturbide is considered Head of House of both the Iturbide and (by adoption) Habsburg claims since 1999, but does not press them.
MEXICO(Aztec): The Duke of Moctezuma

MODENA: HIRH Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este-+
(HRH the Duke of Bavaria[see above] is the heir in blood, the Habsburgs have long claimed the title by a dubious devise)

MONTENEGRO: HRH Prince Nicholas Petrovich-Njegosh

MUSTANG: HH Raja Jigme Parbal Bista

NEPAL:H.M. King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev* (2001- )
Heir:HRH Crown Prince Paras**

OKYEMON: HM(?) Okyenhene Amoatia Ofori Panin II(1999- )

POLAND: the Polish monarchy was elective, not hereditary, and thus there is no individual claimant
[the Polish monarchy was at partition in 1795 set to become hereditary in a branch of the Saxon dynasty now extinct]

PORTUGAL: HRH Prince Dom Duarte, Duke of Braganza (1976- )
Heir: HRH Prince Dom Afonso, Prince of Beira

PRUSSIA (see also Germany): HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich+ (1994- )

ROMANIA: HRH Princess Margareta(2017- )
(designated as heir by HM King Michael I*)

RUSSIA: HIH Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna (1992- ) -+
Heir: HIH Grand Duke Georgi
(HH Prince Nicholas Romanoff [or Romanovsky-Cheremeteff] also asserted a claim to be Head of the House of Romanoff)

RWANDA: King Yuhi VI (announced January 2017 after King Kigeli V* died in 2016)

SARAWAK: no known claimant

SAXONY: disputed

SERBIA (see also Yugoslavia): HRH Crown Prince Alexander** (1970- ) Heir: HRH Prince Peter

SIKKIM: Prince Tenzing Wangchuk Namgyal(1982- )

TORO: HM Omukama Rukidi IV (1995- )

TWO SICILIES: HRH Prince Don Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Infante of Spain -+

TUNISIA: no known claimant
Prince Muhammed al-Habib (b. 1929) is believed to be senior by house law

TURKEY (Ottoman Empire): Prince Osman Dundar (2017- )

UKRAINE: no known claimant

VENDA: uncertain

VIETNAM: HIH Crown Prince Bao Thaung** (2007- )

W\RTTEMBERG: HRH Prince Carl, Duke of W\rttemberg (1975- ) Heir: HRH Prince Friedrich

XHOSA: HM King Maxhoba Sandile

YEMEN: HRH Crown Prince Ahmad al-Ghani** (1996- )

YUGOSLAVIA: HRH Crown Prince Alexander** (1970- ) Heir: HRH Prince Peter

ZANZIBAR*: HH Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah (1963- )

ZULUS: HM King Goodwill Zwelithini (1972- )

*Former reigning monarch.

**Son and heir of last reigning monarch.

*** Reigned briefly as infant under Council of Regency

+ Prince Georg Friedrich is heir to the Kingdom of Prussia and the German Empire. Heirs to the many small principalities and grand duchies are not listed here, although the German kingdoms are listed.

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