…I have a question. Or a speculation, or call it whatever you like.
At one point in the novel the line of descent of the British throne/the Raj/ the Lion Throne is detailed. Up to George V it is the same as in our timeline, as George was born before the Fall, and obviously was evacuated with at least a good part of his family. So there was Queen Victoria I, followed by Edward VII, her son, and then George V, his son.
After that the line of the monarchy diverges from our own. It’s not mentioned who George married, but it probably wasn’t Mary of Teck. But a daughter, who became Victoria II suceeded him. She died childless it was said, and was suceeded by a cousin, Albert.
So, my question, or speculation is this, who would this Albert’s parents(most likely mother) have been? My best guess is Louise, George’s sister, who immediately followed George V in birth order. In our time line she married and had children, and was styled Princess Royal, but in the timeline of the Fall she wouldn’t necessarily have married the xsame person(Alexander of Fife), but could have, as her brother may have, married someone else. It all depends on who got evacuated safely to India
But allowing for the changes brought on by the Fall there were two other possibilities for Albert’s parentage. George and Louise had two more sisters, Victoria, who in the OTL died unmarried and childless, and Maud, who in the OTL married the King of Norway, but at the time of the Fall would have been a young teenager.
This is all totally mundane and pointless I suppose, but I ask here because it is about literary speculation.
Feel free to offer your own ideas, or to comment further on TPL. I liked that book!