Gransnet forums


What if the Queen had said "NO"?(Pure ly for speculation)

(6 Posts)
trisher Tue 10-Sep-19 13:31:05

If they had stopped her marrying Philip or for some other reason HRH had decided she wouldn't be Queen what would have happened? Presumably we would have got Margaret. Would she have been as headstrong as she was? I imagine she would have brought the monarchy to its knees. We might not have a monarch now. hmm

Callistemon Tue 10-Sep-19 13:56:19

I thought you were meaning no to Boris!

MiniMoon Tue 10-Sep-19 14:46:51

That's an interesting thought.
Apparently, when King Edward V111 abdicated, some in parliament thought that Bertie was unsuitable king material and proposed that Queen Mary would reign as Queen Regent.
If that had happened, the Duke of Kent would now be king. hmm

Anniebach Tue 10-Sep-19 15:24:56

Would it not be the Duke of Gloucester?

MiniMoon Tue 10-Sep-19 15:54:57

If Queen Mary had been Queen Regent, she would have been succeeded by her fourth son George, Duke of Kent.

Anniebach Tue 10-Sep-19 16:16:36

Why not her third son, Henry Duke of Gloucester?