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A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. The wife of a crown prince is also titled crown princess. Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ... The thrones for The Queen of Canada, and the Duke of Edinburgh in the Canadian Senate, Ottawa is usually occupied by the Governor General and her spouse at the annual State Opening of Parliament. ... For the documentary series, see Monarchy (TV series). ...

In Europe, lineal succession conventions (see primogeniture) usually dictate that the eldest child (as in Sweden, Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands) or the eldest son of the current monarch (Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark, etc) fills this role, but in Arab monarchies, for example, succession rules may differ and a Crown Prince may gain the title on merit, or because someone is not seen as a threat to the reign of the current monarch; in such cases a person granted the title may also lose it, with it being granted to another member of the Royal Family. Succession is the act or process of pooing or of following in order or sequence. ... Primogeniture is the common law right of the first born son to inherit the entire estate, to the exclusion of younger siblings. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... Look up Merit in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Compare heir apparent and heir presumptive. Contrasting with heir presumptive, an heir apparent is one who cannot be prevented from inheriting by the birth of any other person. ... An Heir Presumptive (capitalised) is the person provisionally scheduled to inherit a throne, peerage, or other hereditary honor, but whose position can be displaced by the birth of an Heir Apparent or of a new Heir Presumptive with a better claim to the throne. ...

It should however be noted that, although it is often used as a generic term for heir apparent, it is often not an official title in the European monarchies. Currently, only the heirs apparent to the Scandinavian monarchies officially bear the title, while the heir presumptive normally would be titled Hereditary Prince.


Christian/western traditional titles

Many monarchies use or have used special titles:

Many customarily (often not de jure) assign a primogeniture or award a hollow territorial title of princely rank; while often perceived as a crown princely title, these are not technically so, generally requiring a specific decision from the Sovereign, which may be withheld. Coat of Arms of the Dauphins of France. ... COMITAL is an adjective from (medieval?) Latin comitalis from Comes) referring to a Count or equivalent nobleman ... Flag of the Dauphiné Dauphiné (Occitan : Daufinat, Arpitan : Dôfenâ, archaic English: ), usually referred to as the Dauphiné, is a former province in southeastern France, roughly corresponding to the present departments of the Isère (Isera), Drôme (Drôma), and Hautes-Alpes (Hiôtas-Arpes). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... // Treaty of London The history of modern Greece began with the recognition of Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832 after the Greek War of Independence. ... Napoleon Eugene Louis John Joseph, (March 16, 1856 - June 1, 1879), Prince Imperial, was the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France and his wife the Empress Eugénie. ... Map of the French Second Empire Capital Paris Language(s) French Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1852-1870 Napoleon III Legislature Parliament  - Upper house Senate  - Lower house Corps législatif History  - French coup of 1851 December 2 1851  - Established 1852  - Disestablished September 4, 1870 Currency French Franc The Second French Empire or... The Empire of Brazil was a political entity that comprised present-day Brazil under the rule of Emperors Pedro I and his son Pedro II. Founded in 1822, it was replaced by a republic in 1889. ... The Mexican Empire was the name of Mexico on two non-consecutive occasions in the 19th century when it was ruled by an Emperor. ... Capital Paris Language(s) French Government Monarchy King of the French  - 1830-1848 Louis-Phillipe Legislature Parliament  - Upper house Chamber of Peers  - Lower house Chamber of Deputies History  - July Revolution 1830  - Revolution of 1848 1848 Currency French Franc The July Monarchy (1830-1848) was a period of liberal monarchy rule... His (Royal) Apostolic Majesty was a style style used by the Kings of Hungary since the time of Maria Theresa. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tsesarevich was the title of the Heir Apparent to the tsars of Russia, (see Tsar). ... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start... The Dukedom of Cornwall was the first dukedom created in the peerage of England. ... Banner of the Duke of Rothesay, the quarterings represent the Great Steward of Scotland and the Lord of the Isles. ... This article is about the country. ... Look up De jure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Current and past titles in this category include:

King of the Romans (Latin: Rex Romanorum) was a title used by the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire before their coronation by the Pope, and later also by the heir designate of the Empire. ... This article is about the medieval empire. ... HRH The Prince of Asturias The title Prince of Asturias is given to the heir apparent to the Spanish throne, and the earlier kingdom of León. ... The starting point of Crown of Castile can be considered when the union of the Kingdoms of Castile and Leon in 1230 or the later fusion of their Cortes (their Parlaments). ... // Origin The title of Prince of Girona comes from the Crown of Aragon, more precisely when in the year 1351, the king Pere IV of Aragon nominated its successor and conceded him the title of Duke of Girona, which embraced territories of the counties of Girona, Besalú, Empúries and... Capital Zaragoza Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 4th  47,719 km²  9. ... Charles, Prince of Viana, (1421 - 1461), sometimes called Charles IV, king of Navarre, was the son of John, afterwards king of Aragon, by his marriage with Blanche, daughter and heiress of Charles, king of Navarre. ... “Navarra” redirects here. ... The Lordship and later Principality of Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, French: Piémont) was originally a appanage of the Savoyard county and as such its lords were members of the Savoy-Achaea branch of that illustrious house. ... Kingdom of Sardinia, in 1839: Mainland Piedmont with Savoy, Nice, and Sardinia in the inset. ... Anthem Marcia Reale dOrdinanza (Royal March of Ordinance)¹ The Kingdom of Italy at the height of its power in 1940. ... Prince of Brazil (Portuguese: Principe do Brasil) was a title used in kingdom of Portugal, normally conferred on the heir of the royal house. ... // Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill, London. ... Year 1808 (MDCCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Prince of Beira is a title in Portugal, normally given to the heirs to the throne. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sigillum ad causas for Magnus II of Sweden Magnus Ericson, Magnus VII of Norway, the fourth Magnus to have been proclaimed king of Sweden (1316 – December 1, 1377), King of Sweden, Norway, and Terra Scania, son of Duke Eric Magnusson of Sweden and Ingeborg, daughter of Haakon V of Norway. ... Terra Scania, or Skåneland, once constituted the eastern part of the Danish kingdom. ... Christopher II (1276-1332) was King of Denmark between 1320-1326 and again, between 1329 until his death. ... Valdemar Atterdag (c. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Treaty of San Stefano of March 3, 1878 provided for an independent Bulgarian state, which spanned over the geographical regions of Moesia, Thrace and Macedonia. ... From 1859 to 1877, Romania evolved from a personal union of two vassal principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia) under a single prince to a full-fledged independent kingdom with a Hohenzollern monarchy. ... Flag Anthem: Ubavoj nam Crnoj Gori, Onamo, namo! The Kingdom of Montenegro in 1913 Capital Cetinje Language(s) Serbian Religion Eastern Orthodox Government Monarchy King Nicholas I Historical era World War I  - Established 28 August, 1910  - Disestablished 26 November, 1918 Currency Montenegrin perper The Kingdom of Montenegro (Serbian: Краљевина Црнe Горe... King of the Romans (Latin: Rex Romanorum) was a title used by the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire before their coronation by the Pope, and later also by the heir designate of the Empire. ... 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Eugène Rose de Beauharnais, only Viceroy of Italy and Prince of Venice, 1st Duke of Leuchtenberg (September 3, 1781 - February 21, 1824) was the first child and only son of the future emperors first wife Joséphine de Tascher de la Pagerie and Alexandre, Vicomte de Beauharnais. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... Coat of arms of Dukes of Brabant The Duchy of Brabant was formally erected in 1183/1184. ... Albert II, King of the Belgians (Albert Félix Humbert Théodore Chrétien Eugène Marie), (born June 6, 1934), is the current King of the Belgians and a constitutional monarch. ... Was a courtesy title awarded to King Albert II while he was heir-apparent to the throne of Belgium, used from June 7th, 1934, until August 9th, 1993. ... This dukedom was the title of primogeniture for the hereditary prince of the Neapolitan Kingdom of Sicily. ... 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Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah(Arabic: نواف الأحمد الجابر الصباح Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jābir as-Sabāh; born 1937) is the half-brother of the current emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. ... This is an (incomplete) list of emirs of Kuwait: The Sabah dynasty came to power in 1752, before the Bani Khalid tribe was ruling the region. ... Jaber III al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, GCB, GCMG (Arabic: صاحب السمو الأمير الشيخ جابر الأحمد الجابر الصباح)‎ (June 29, 1926–January 15, 2006), of the al-Sabah dynasty, served as the thirteenth Emir of Kuwait, and third Emir since Kuwaits independence from Britain, from December 31, 1977, until his death. ... Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah with U.S. president George W. Bush at the White House His Highness Sheikh Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Arabic: صباح الأحمد الجابر الصباح Sabāh al-Ahmad al-Jābir as-Sabāh; born 1929) is the Emir of Kuwait. ... 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Other specific traditions

In Islamic cultures:

  • al-Amir as-Sa'id 'Blessed Prince' (Egypt annex the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan)
  • In Persia, under the Qajar dynasty, the full style was Vala Hazrat-i-Humayun Vali Ahad, Shahzada (given name) Mirza, i.e His August Imperial Highness the Heir Apparent, Prince ...;
  • the above component vali ahad meaning 'successor by virtue of a covenant' (or various forms and etymological derivations) was adopted by many oriental monarchies, even some non-Muslim, e.g. Walet as alternative title for the Nepali (Hindu!) royal Heir Apparent, first used Crown Prince Trailokya in the middle of the nineteenth century and taken from the Mughal title 'Vali Ahad'

In the Hindu tradition (Indian subcontinent): A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... Shah is an Iranian term in Persian language for a monarch (king or emperor), and has also been adopted in many other languages. ... The term Mirza, is used for a member of a royal family or a member of the highest aristocracy. ...

  • Yuvaraja was part of the fullin many princely states of India, e.g.
    • in Kashmir, the Heir Apparent was styled Maharaj Kumar Shri Yuvaraj (personal name) Singhji Bahadur
  • Tika
  • in Nepal, where the King has the rank of Maharajadhiraja:
    • the Heir Apparent: Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Yuvarajadhiraj ('Young King of Kings', i.e. Crown Prince) (personal name) Bir Bikram Shah Deva;
    • the eldest son of The Heir Apparent: Sri Sri Sri Sri Sri Nava Yuvaraj ('Young Crown Prince') (personal name) Bir Bikram Shah Deva

In Far Eastern traditions: A Yuvaraja, alternatively spelled Yuvraj or Yuvaraj, is literally the Crown Prince of a kingdom, in the languages of India, especially Sanskrit, Hindi and Gujarati. ... Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... In Hinduism, the tilaka, also spelled tilak, is a mark worn on the forehead and other parts of the body for spiritual reasons. ... The word Maharaja (also spelled maharajah) is Hindi as well as ancient Sanskrit for high king (a karmadharaya from maha great and rajan king). Its use is primarily for Hindu potentates (ruler or sovereign). ... An acronym SRI may refer to one of the following: Socially Responsible Investment. ...

  • Siam Makutrajakuman (สยามมกุฎราชกุมาร) in Thailand.
  • Huang Taizi (皇太子) (Imperial China) if a son; Huang Taisun (皇太孫) if a grandson of the reigning Emperor
  • Hwangtaeja (황태자) (Imperial Korea), if the Emperor's son; Hwangtaeson (황태손) if a grandson
  • Kōtaishi (皇太子) (Japan), if the Emperor's son; kōtaison (皇太孫) if a grandson
  • Thái tử (太子) (Imperial Vietnam until 1945) was the term used by past dynasties for their Crown princes. Normally, a crown prince was also bestowed with other titles depending on the grace of the ruler.
  • Raja Muda or Tengku Mahkota in the Malay sultanates of Malaysia.
  • Pengiran Muda Mahkota in Brunei

Equivalents in other cultures: For the volcano in Indonesia, see Emperor of China (volcano). ... This article is about the Korean civilization. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

The jaguar played an important role in the culture and religion of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. ... This article is about the culture area. ...

See also

Caesar (plural Caesars), Latin: Cæsar (plural Cæsares), is a title of imperial character. ... The Tetrarchs, a porphyry sculpture sacked from a Byzantine palace in 1204, Treasury of St. ... Consortium imperii is a Latin term dating from the Roman dominate, denoting the sharing of imperial authority between two or more emperors, hence designated as consors imperii, i. ... The Latin word Princeps (plural: principes) means the first. This article is devoted to a number of specific historical meanings the word took, by far the most important of which follows first. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Crown Prince Party (太子党 Pinyin: Tàizǐ Dǎng), or The Princelings, are the descendants (usually in the second-generation) of prominent and influential senior communists of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

Sources and references

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Crown Prince Alexander has been a tireless contributor in the process of co-operation and unity amongst the democratic political parties to make his homeland a great democracy for all citizens regardless of political belief, religion or ethnic origin.
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Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882-1951) was born in Potsdam on 6 May 1882, the eldest of Kaiser Wilhelm II's five sons.
In 1917 the Crown Prince tried to persuade the then-Chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg (shortly to be dismissed) to sue for peace, bringing an end to what he regarded as a senseless war.
Both Wilhelm II and the Crown Prince were signatories of the the formal abdication document.
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