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Old 08-21-2016, 07:22 PM
drewder drewder is offline
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Originally Posted by Peter Morris View Post
"No King of England if not King of France"
Henry V.

As far as I know, the monarchy of England has never formally renounced their claims on the French throne. They just stopped pushing it when France became a republic. If the monarchy resumed, so would the British claim.
In 1800 King George the Third, that guy gave up a lot of territory, renounced his claim to the throne of France as part of the Acts of Union 1800 which united Great Britton with Ireland. France had demanded he do so during treaty negotiations in 1797. Also during brief returns of the Monarchy the British never again laid claim to the throne. I suppose they could always claim they didn't mean it but I can't see Elizabeth II claiming to be Queen of France.