In different periods of history, different empires and kingdoms, large or small, have emerged. In almost all of these states, some rulers ruled, who somehow managed to write their names in history. Some of these rulers went down in history with their brutality, some with their military success, and others with their superior administrative skills. But apart from all these rulers, there were also rulers who wrote their names in history with endless patience. For this reason, history is filled with many heirs who had to wait patiently for many years until they ascend to the throne of which he is the heir! Also, some heirs failed to become kings or queens, despite their long wait! Here is the third Akihito. To Charles, the 9 most patient heirs in history…
Akihito was born heir to the Empire of Japan in 1933. Akihito was officially crowned heir in 1952 at the age of 19. However, it took many years for the Empire of Japan to sit on its throne. Akihito became emperor in 1989, exactly 37 years after he was declared crown prince.
Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph had a son, whom he named Rudolf in 1858. Rudolf, the emperor’s third and only son, became crown prince from the moment he was born. He was known for his intelligence from an early age. For this reason, even in his youth, almost everyone believed that he would be a very successful emperor. But in 1889, the heir to the imperial throne committed suicide! Thus, Rudolph’s 31-year succession before he became ruler came to an end.
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands gave birth to a daughter, Juliana, during her 58-year reign. Since the queen had no other daughters, Juliana was the only person to become the future Queen of the Netherlands. However, this title requires a lot of patience. Born in 1909, Juliana became queen after her mother’s abdication in 1948, exactly 39 years later. Fortunately, he ruled for 30 years and was rewarded for being a patient heir.
The second queen, one of Britain’s longest-reigning monarchs, in recent months. Elizabeth passed away. Thus, the heir to the throne of England for the longest period of time was the third. Charles ascended the throne. Charles was declared crown prince when he was only 3 years old. He was 73 years old when he ascended the throne.
5. II. Wilhelm
secondly. Wilhelm became crown prince after his father became emperor of Germany. Born in 1888, Wilhelm served in the German Imperial Army during World War I. Although he scored some victories on the battlefield, the empire was never able to emerge victorious from the war. After the war, in 1918, the German monarchy was dissolved. Thus, Wilhelm never became a true ruler, though he waited patiently for 30 years to become emperor.
Vajiralongkorn, now King of Thailand, was crowned heir apparent by his longtime father, in 1972. However, Vajiralongkorn didn’t ascend to the Thai throne until 44 years later, in 2016.
7. James Francis Edward Stewart
King of England II. James’s son, James Francis Edward Stewart, was born Crown Prince of England in 1688. However, shortly after Stewart was born, his second father. James was deposed and exiled, and the royal family took turns. Nevertheless, Stewart was considered crown prince by himself and his former dynasty until his death. So the Stuarts lived with the dream of sitting on the throne of England for about 65 years.
There are many kings named Louis in the plot of the ruling people in France. Louis, born in 1661, could have been one of those names had he been a bit lucky. But his misfortune was the long life of his father, the King of France! His father, Louis XIV, sat on the throne of France for 72 years. Born in 1661, Louis, unfortunately known as the Great Crown Prince, died in 1711 at the age of fifty. However, there were only 4 years left before the death of the king.
Born in 1846, Princess Isabel of Brazil spent the entire 75 years of her life in the position of heiress. Isabel has never sat on the Brazilian throne in her life. But at least he held the position of regent three times in his life and had the opportunity to experience what it was like.
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