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List of Alternate Monarchs and Aristocratic Lineage

This seems a good place for a WI that I'm fascinated by but have no desire to work out the whole scenario for: What If the original Nicholas Alexandrovich survives to marry Princess Dagmar and raise more educated and liberal Romanovs.
Tsar Nicholas II (b.1843 r. 1888 d. 1900) & Empress Maria Feodorovna (nee Princess of Denmark
  1. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna (b. 1868 d. 1877)
  2. Tsarevich Alexander Nikolaevich (b. 1870)
  3. Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna (b. 1872) m. Christian X of Denmark and had issue
Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1870 r.1900 d. 1927) m. Elizabeth Feodorovna (nee Princess Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (b.1875) [1]
  1. Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (b. 1896 d.1897)
  2. Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich (b.1898)
  3. Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich (b. 1900) m. Princess Victoria of Germany [2]
  4. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Alexandrovna (b. 1902) m. Edward, Duke of Avondale [3]
  5. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (b.1907) m. Prince Paul of Greece
Tsar Alexander IV (b. 1898 r.1927 d. 1954) m. Maria Alexandrova (nee Princess of Romania)
  1. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (b. 1925)
*The Russian Pragmatic Succession saw the abolishment of Pauline Succession laws in favor of male-preference primogeniture, in exchange for not raising a fuss the Tsar's eldest nephew Mikhail Pavlovich was married off to Maria Alexandrovna where the pair reigned as co-monarchs.*

Tsar Mikhail II (b. 1928 r. 1954 d. 1991) & Tsarina Maria (b. 1925 r. 1954 ab. 1991 d. 1997)

  1. Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (b.1948)
  2. Grand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna (b.1950) m. King Karl XVI of Sweden
  3. Grand Duchess Viktoria Mikhailovna (b. 1953) m. King Magnus of Norway
  4. Grand Duke Paul Mikhailovich (b. 1957) m. Princess Mathilda of York [4]
  5. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna (b. 1965) m. King Peter II of Yugoslavia
  6. Grand Duchess Olga Mikhailovna (stillborn in 1965)
Tsar Alexander V (b. 1948 r.1991) m. Catherine Pavlovna (nee Princess Catherine of Finland) [5]
  1. Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (b. 1975) m. Prince Peter Yusupov
  2. Tsarevich Mikhail Alexandrovich (b. 1979)
  3. Grand Duke Ivan Alexandrovich (b. 1981) m. Natalia Anisimova
  4. Grand Duchess Anastasia Alexandrovna (b. 1983) m. Jonathan Crawford
  5. Grand Duke Peter Alexandrovich (b. 1986) m. Miss Rachel Jakoby
Tsarevich Mikhail Alexandrovich m. Aliya Khorkina
  1. Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich (b. 2010) [6]
  2. Grand Duke Gregori Mikhailovich (b. 2013)
  3. Grand Duke Artemi Mikhailovich (b. 2015)
  4. Grand Duchess Irina Mikhailovna b. (2019)
  5. Grand Duchess Alexandra Mikhailovna (b. 2019)
Footnotes
[1] Wilhelmina is the daughter of Willem III & Elisabeth of Saxe Weimar Eisenach. Let's assume Sophie met an earlier demise and Elisabeth agreed to her uncle's proposal.
[2] Victoria is the daughter of 2 dead grandkids of Queen Victoria IOTL, Waldemar of Prussia and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
[3] Edward is a younger son of Prince Albert Victor (who reigns as Edward VIII ITTL) and Helene of Orleans. Let's say Helene's dad dies early and whoever is head of the family decides London is worth a mass and let's the poor girl convert.
[4] Mathilda of York is a great-granddaughter of the aforementioned Edward VIII & Helene through a more mainline branch
[5] Let's assume the plan to make Frederick Charles of Hesse King of Finland works out and this is a granddaughter/ great-granddaughter of his.
[6] After the announcement of the Tsarevna' pregnancy the succession law was changed to absolute primogeniture. The point was rendered moot by Nicholas' birth, but if Nicholas' firstborn is a girl she will become the 6th Empress of Russia after Catherine I, Anna, Elizabeth, Catherine II, and Maria.
 
Another timeline idea I have bouncing around:

POD: Isabella of Mar, Robert the Bruce's first wife survives the birth of their daughter Marjorie in 1296:

Robert I of Scotland (b.1274: d.1329) m Isabella of Mar (b.1274)

Issue:

Marjorie Bruce (b.1296) m Walter Stewart, Steward of Scotland, Earl of Bute

Robert II of Scotland (b.1298)

Isabella Bruce (b.1300)

David, Earl of Annandale (b.1303)

Margaret Bruce (b.1304)

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Another one is that after their marriage in 1302, Elizabeth de Burgh gets pregnant:

Robert I of Scotland (b.1274: d.1329) m Elizabeth de Burgh (b.1284)

Issue:

Malcolm V of Scotland (b.1303)

Isabella of Scotland (b.1304)

David of Scotland (b.1315)

Margaret of Scotland (b.1318)
 
Yeah wasn't sure about this, would Catherine want her husband crowned as King Consort, being as he's her cousin and someone she's known since birth?
Well being a prince of England in his own right, I can not see a single reason for not crowning Charles who is both royal and english and is also the heir presuntive/next-in-line after Catherine at least as King Consort (who has right to the full numeral treatment), specially when many will also see him gladly crowned as full co-ruler of Catherine instead of simple Consort
 
Well being a prince of England in his own right, I can not see a single reason for not crowning Charles who is both royal and english and is also the heir presuntive/next-in-line after Catherine at least as King Consort (who has right to the full numeral treatment), specially when many will also see him gladly crowned as full co-ruler of Catherine instead of simple Consort

Interesting, so should I go the full thing and have Parliament offer to have him crowned as a fellow monarch?
 
Interesting, so should I go the full thing and have Parliament offer to have him crowned as a fellow monarch?
Good question... He can stay simply as powerful Consort and heir after his eventual children or can be a full co-ruler... I think you will need just to follow the story... Charles, Duke of Cambridge is the son of James, Duke of York and Anne Hyde, but here is raised by his uncle and future father-in-law Charles II, right? Mary and Anne of York who have married here? Mary to William as OTL and maybe Anne in Portugal (or some other Catholic ruler/heir as her father will want at least her married to a Catholic)? If James follow the OTL Catholic route remarrying to a Catholic princess with ties to France well I think Charles II and the parliament will think safer to crown Catherine I and Charles III as co-rulers from preventing trouble in case of the death of Catherine and preventing a regency in the eventuality of her death in childbirth
 
Good question... He can stay simply as powerful Consort and heir after his eventual children or can be a full co-ruler... I think you will need just to follow the story... Charles, Duke of Cambridge is the son of James, Duke of York and Anne Hyde, but here is raised by his uncle and future father-in-law Charles II, right? Mary and Anne of York who have married here? Mary to William as OTL and maybe Anne in Portugal (or some other Catholic ruler/heir as her father will want at least her married to a Catholic)? If James follow the OTL Catholic route remarrying to a Catholic princess with ties to France well I think Charles II and the parliament will think safer to crown Catherine I and Charles III as co-rulers from preventing trouble in case of the death of Catherine and preventing a regency in the eventuality of her death in childbirth

Hmm interesting, I was thinking Charles Duke of Cambridge would get the anglican education his sisters got otl. Mary to William of Oange makes sense, Anne to Portugal also makes sense, as the second wife of Pedro II of Portugal would be interesting. And agreed, I think co rulers makes a lot of sense, if James does go to Catholicism. Seeing James have to bend to his own son will be fascinating.
 
According to the Duke of Tetuán, Hugo O'Donnell, shortly after becoming prime minister of Ireland Éamon de Valera raised the idea of an Irish monarchy with his grandfather Juan O'Donnell.

What if Éamon de Valera had gone through with the idea and crowned the O'Donnells?

Princes of Ireland
1933 - 1934: Seán I/John I (House of O'Donnell
(Issue: None)
1934 - 1949: Blinne I/Blanche I (House of O'Donnell) (Issue: None)

Monarchs of Ireland
1949 - 1952: Blinne I/Blanche I (House of O'Donnell)
(Issue: None)
1952 - 2004: Liapól I/Leopold I (House of O'Donnell) (Issue: Hugh I of Ireland)
2004 - Present: Aodh I/Hugh I (House of O'Donnell) (Issue: Prince Leopold, Princess Mary, Prince Hugh, Prince Brian)

A bit more well-known is Pádraig Pearse and Joseph Plunkett considering Prince Joachim of Prussia:

What if Prince Joachim of Prussia was crowned King of Ireland?

Kings of Ireland
1919 - 1942: Gheoachím I/Joachim I (House of Hohenzollern) (Issue: Charles Francis I of Ireland)

1942 - 1976: Cathal Proinsias I/Charles Francis I (House of Hohenzollern) (Issue: Francis I of Ireland, Prince Frederick, Prince Joseph, Princess Mary, Princess Catherine)
1976 - Present: Proinsias/Francis I (House of Hohenzollern) (Issue: Prince Oscar, Princess Eva)
 
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Byzantine Emperors if Constantinople resisted to the Turks:
Constantin XI 1425-1468 (Palaiologos)
Demetrius I 1468-1471
John IX 1471-1486
Andrew I 1486-1502
Constantin XII 1502-1543
Andrew II 1543-1550

John X (Ivan IV the Terrible of Russia) 1550-1584 (Rurik)
Theodore I 1584-1598

Vincent I 1598-1612 (Gonzaga)
Francis I 1612
Ferdinand I 1612-1626
Francis II 1626-1630
John XI 1630-1645

Charles I 1645-1665 (Gonzaga-Nevers)
Ferdinand II 1665-1708
John XII 1708-1743
Philip I 1743-1778

Frederick I 1778-1827 (Wettin)
Anthony I 1827-1836
Maximilian I 1836-1838
Frederick II 1838-1854
John XIII 1854-1873
Albert I 1873-1902
George I 1902-1904
Frederick III 1904-1932
George II 1932-1943
Frederick IV 1943-1968
Albert II 1968-2012
Alexander I 2012-...
 
Just out of curiosity, which way of typing out family trees do you guys prefer?

This:
Henry VIII (1498-1547) m. a)Catherine of Aragon; b) Anne Boleyn; c) Jane Seymour; d) Anne of Cleves; e) Catherine Howard; f) Catherine Parr
1a) Stillborn daughter (1510)
2a) Henry, Duke of Cornwall (1511)
3a) Unnamed son (1513)
4a) Stillborn son (1515)
5a) Mary I (1516-1558)
6a) Stillborn daughter (1518)
1b) Elizabeth I (1533-1603)
2b) Miscarried son (1534)
3b) Miscarried son (1536)
1c) Edward VI (1537-1553)​

Or this:
Henry VIII (1498-1547)
m. Catherine of Aragon
Stillborn daughter (1510)
Henry, Duke of Cornwall (1511)
Unnamed son (1513)
Stillborn son (1515)
Mary I (1516-1558)
Stillborn daughter (1518)​
m. Anne Boleyn
Elizabeth I (1533-1603)
Miscarried son (1534)
Miscarried son (1536)​
m. Jane Seymour
Edward VI (1537-1553)​
m. Anne of Cleves
m. Catherine Howard
m. Catherine Parr

Personally, I've used the second method fairly often for my own use, but it seems the first is more popular around here. I think the second one makes displaying multiple marriages a little easier, rather than the series of a, b, c, etc; but that's just me.
 
Stalin becomes crazier then usually and decided to declare himself Monarch of Soviet Union shortly after the Great Purge:
Comrade Emperors of United Soviet Socialist Empire (USSE):
Joseph I 1938-1953 (House of Dzhugashvili/Stalin)
Founder of the Empire, famous mass murder, winner of Great Patriotic War and paranoid dictator who sent thousands in Gulags.
Vasily I 1953-1962
He became Emperor at age of 31, but proved quickly to be a weak alcoholic-dependent ruler. During his reign the old Stalinist Court, led by Lord First Commissioner Malenkov, confined him in the Kremlin and run the country without interference.
Svetlana I 1962-2011
The first act of the new Empress was to dismiss the old Stalinist Clique and appoint a new reformist government. Shortly after she converted herself to Orthodox Church, declaring dead State Atheism. In 1968 she approved Prague Spring and reformed Warsaw Pact: German Reunification under Willy Brandt's leadership proved to be the end of Cold War and she won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1972. She then favoured Ecumenism, leading to Great Ecumenical Council of Kiev in 1989 that declared reunification between Catholics and Orthodoxes. She was widely loved around the world before her death at age of 85 in 2011.
Yekaterina I 2011-...

Hitler is crazier then usually and decided to crown himself as Monarch of new Third German Reich:
Kaisers of Third German Empire:

Adolf I 1934-1938 (House of Hitler)
Hitler declared himself new Kaiser shortly after President Hindenburg's death and immediately pursued a strategy to reunite the old Holy Roman Empire. This led to the short European War when he invaded Czechoslovakia and Austria in 1938, causing a war with France, United Kingdom, Italy and Soviet Union. He was killed by General Ludwig Beck shortly after, fearing a new German defeat. Beck's coup failed but it started a serious succession crisis.
Interregnum 1938
German Crowns were always regulated by Salic Law but Hitler died without sons and with only one unmarried sister, Paula. After many discussions, the Five Prince-Electors (Hermann Goering of Prussia, Heinrich Himmler of Saxony, Joseph Goebbels of Hanover, Rudolf Hess of Bavaria, Reinhard Heydrich of Saxony-Anhalt; others two were planned for Austria and Boehmia but the war prevented it) recommended to Reichstag to confirm the succession of Adolf's stepbrother Alois Jr.
Alois I 1938-1956
Kaiser Alois proved to be a scandalous monarch, as he was previously jailed for bigamy and had a son from the first wife, an Irishwoman. He was also a violent man. However propaganda was always able to hide his scandals. Under him peace was achieved with Munich Treaty and German Reich stopped his plans of world conquest.
Heinrich I 1956-2002
Alois's only German son (William Patrick Hitler was excluded by succession of course), Heinrich "Kaiser Heinz" Hitler was a proud Nazi supported and nationalist. He tried to revive his uncle's imperialist dreams but was unable to pursue them. Without sons (his only son, Prince Adolf, died in a car crash in 1993), he declared legitimated the line of his cousin Leo Rudolf Raubal Jr, son of Angela, stepsister of Adolf I and her first husband Leo Sr. When he died, Peter, only son of Leo Jr, succeeded him,starting an uncertain age of openness of the regime.
Peter I 2002-... (House of Raubal)
 
Stalin becomes crazier then usually and decided to declare himself Monarch of Soviet Union shortly after the Great Purge:
Comrade Emperors of United Soviet Socialist Empire (USSE):
Joseph I 1938-1953 (House of Dzhugashvili/Stalin)
Founder of the Empire, famous mass murder, winner of Great Patriotic War and paranoid dictator who sent thousands in Gulags.
Vasily I 1953-1962
He became Emperor at age of 31, but proved quickly to be a weak alcoholic-dependent ruler. During his reign the old Stalinist Court, led by Lord First Commissioner Malenkov, confined him in the Kremlin and run the country without interference.
Svetlana I 1962-2011
The first act of the new Empress was to dismiss the old Stalinist Clique and appoint a new reformist government. Shortly after she converted herself to Orthodox Church, declaring dead State Atheism. In 1968 she approved Prague Spring and reformed Warsaw Pact: German Reunification under Willy Brandt's leadership proved to be the end of Cold War and she won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1972. She then favoured Ecumenism, leading to Great Ecumenical Council of Kiev in 1989 that declared reunification between Catholics and Orthodoxes. She was widely loved around the world before her death at age of 85 in 2011.
Yekaterina I 2011-
I doubt the Kremlin would let Vasily live that long wanting a strong figure, that is not an alco. Following the divorce of Svetlana and Yuri Zhdanov, in 1952, she may do well to marry a general a produce a son to succeed her.
 
OOC: I did a list involving Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex becoming King of America after an Alt!War of 1812, however I chose to give him a new wife and legitimate children. However someone suggested that I do a list involving his 'illegitimate' children by Augustus Frederick's first wife, Lady Augusta Murray. So here it is, an alt TL to the alt TL. :D

Monarchs of the United Kingdom of America
February 15th, 1815 - March 17th, 1843: Augustus Frederick I (House of Hannover) [1]
March 17th, 1843 - December 28th, 1848: Augustus Frederick II (House d'Este) [2]
December 28th, 1848 - April 13th, 1858: Augustus Frederick III (House d'Este) [3]
April 13th, 1858 - November 24th, 1908: Augustus Frederick IV (House d'Este) [4]
November 24th, 1908 - July 31st, 1934: Frederick I (House d'Este) [5]
July 31st, 1934- June 15th, 1970: Emma (House d'Este) [6]
August 27th, 1970- May 8th, 2010: Frederick II (House d'Este) [7]

May 8th, 2010 - Present: Alice (House d'Este) [8]





Notes

[1]

Augustus Frederick I of the United Kingdom of America, painted in 1798 as a British Prince.


Augustus Frederick, born Prince Augustus Frederick of the United Kingdom of Great Britain was the sixth son of George III and never expected to be King of anything. He was made the Duke of Sussex and his first marriage was declared null and void by the British Parliament due to being made without the approval of the crown. However when Great Britain went to war with the United States due to a series of miscommunications did fate change for Augustus Frederick, the young nation was defeated within four years, the bad leadership of America's 4th President Charles Cotesworth Pinckney saw the fledgling USA brought back into the British orbit.

However the region was clearly desirous of it's independence, but without a British presence it would remain a threat to Britain's overseas Empire in the New World. So George IV chose instead to negotiate with the remnants of the federal government to not just surrender but to declare their Constitution null and void and to establish a monarchy with a new legal framework, with his brother as King.

Thus the Treaty of New York (1815) was signed and Augustus Frederick, the Duke of Sussex abandoned his British titles and became the first King of the United Kingdom of America.

The new King's reign saw his arrival in his new capital city of New York to stunned silence from the crowds that witnessed his coronation with a simple golden laurel wreath (the Crown of America and used by all of Augustus Frederick I's heirs), and yet it would be the start of America's rebuilding. The King's Palace (the first royal residence of the American Monarchy) was constructed on the outskirts of New York, the city of Washington DC dissolved and it's lands redeveloped into a farming community.

The system of Federal states that had existed in the 'Republican Era' would change, the United Kingdom was a unitary state made up of Provinces with Parliamentary democracy that, while officially based on the British model would carry over significant American Republic influences, most notably a written Constitution of the United Kingdom that was agreed upon during the negotiations for peace and came in force upon Augustus Frederick I's inauguration as America's first King on February 17, 1815.

While Republican agitation would plague Augustus Frederick's reign, never the less he persisted with the support of America's upper classes and their wealth, pleased with their new titles and the creation of the American Parliament with it's houses of the Commons and the Lords (chosen from said upper classes and the rising captains of industry), though the Lords would dominate during most of the 19th century.

While the King's marriage was not recognized by the British, the new American Parliament chose to recognize the marriage of King Augustus Frederick I and Queen Augusta as legitimate, elevating their two children as Prince Augustus Frederick and Princess Augusta Emma. Though as per the treaty with their former homeland the children would not be considered members of the House of Hannover, instead they would establish a new royal house, the House d'Este.

The United Kingdom of America would continue to expand and grow, though it avoided lands claimed by Great Britain and Canada, which was a royal dominion of the British Crown.

The issue of slavery began to fester in the later years of Augustus Frederick's reign, but the King managed to maintain a balance between Southern slave owners and the growing objections of Abolitionists and those in the north of the Kingdom that found slavery to be damaging to their growing industries.

Another problem was the Texas Revolution against the Mexican Republic, in which Tejanos and Republican colonists (and fugitives) from the UKA that saw the rise of the Republic of Texas, a Republican Slaver state right on the border of the United Kingdom of America, and a source of agitation politically due to Mexico suspecting the UKA of having supported the Revolution (which in truth the King did not, but many Republicans in the UKA had), and those in Texas who wanted to join with America to help cover it's debts, and those in Texas who wanted to stay independent due to America being a monarchy, along with the supporters of slavery in America who wanted to bring Texas into the Kingdom, and opponents of slavery who wanted to avoid making the slaver cause stronger, along with those who wanted America to become an Imperial power and those who opposed such a move.

Augustus Frederick died of an infection at age 70 on March 17th, 1843 at this juncture in American politics and passed the crown to his son Prince Augustus Frederick.

[2]

King Augustus Frederick II, depicted as a child in a miniature from the American Royal Collection. Believed to have been made in the early 1800's for his father, King Augustus Frederick I.

King Augustus Frederick II of America came to the throne in very poor health, however his life had started with such promise. Born in Great Britain in 1794 to a marriage that the authorities ultimately refused to recognize, the boy then known as Augustus d'Este seemed to destined to live a comfortable life in royal circles with little actual responsibility.

All of that changed with the coming war with the American Republic that saw the young nation utterly defeated and at the whims of it's former motherland, however reabsorbing the United States back into the Empire was seen as highly unrealistic, not to mention expensive. Instead the Republican government of the United States was replaced with a monarchy friendly to Great Britain, and after some consideration the father of Augustus was chosen as the new King of the United States of America and the new American Parliament recognized the marriage of Augustus d'Este and his sister's mother to their father, making them the legitimate heirs to the new American throne.

In 1817 at age 23, just two years after these events, the young Prince married 16 year old Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg with whom he would have two children, the twins Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of New York and Prince John Frederick, Duke of Virginia. The future King would also have several affairs on his wife, though he never kept a long-term mistress and has no known illegitimate children.

However at age 28 the future King became afflicted by a mysterious disease that baffled the various doctors hired by the royal family to diagnose him. The future King maintained a diary from the beginning of his illness until the date of his death, giving future doctors a means to determine his illness to be Muscular Dystrophy, or MS for short.

By the death of Augustus Frederick I, Augustus Frederick II was already confined to a wheelchair and the second King to reign over America was quickly forced to rely on his wife and sister to serve as unofficial regents during the remainder of his life.

Under their ambitious program, the United Kingdom of America would absorb the Republic of Texas that had successfully seceded from Mexico and pay off it's debts, the land that the RoT held was simply too valuable to simply pass on. However the Mexican Republic under the rule of the dictator Santa Anna had refused to recognize Texas's secession and declared the UKA's actions an act of war, the Mexican-American War (1845-1848) would then dominate the remainder of Augustus Frederick II's reign, though his wife, sister, and increasingly his son Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of New York.

The war against Mexico would end in the last year of the King's life, at this point bedridden and slowly dying, the negotiations for peace were led by his son, now the official Regent of America. The peace would see America's territory officially expand along the Rio Grande river all the way to California and the Pacific Ocean, not to mention the end of the Second Mexican Republic as Santa Anna was overthrown soon after and replaced with Archduke Franz Karl (Francisco Carlos I) to become the Emperor of the Second Mexican Empire even while aggravating the issue of slavery and abolition in the Kingdom.

However this would not be Augustus Frederick II's problem to solve, the King died of MS at age 54, passing the crown to his son, Augustus Frederick III.

[3]

King Augustus Frederick III, photograph taken on the day of his marriage to Princess Alexandrine of Baden in 1843.

Augustus Frederick III was born on July 4th 1820 the elder of a pair of twins, his brother Prince John Frederick, Duke of Virginia was born a few minutes later. He and his brother would prove to be the only children of Augustus Frederick II.

The princes were educated privately in the American Royal Palace in the ever expanding city of New York, and a popular figure among friends, family, and the American public, which was still adjusting to the concept of being ruled by a monarchy at the time.

Anticipating his future as King, especially as his father became sick early in life, the Prince's education was geared towards his future as ruler of America, though he did not attend university, a number of professors from Harvard were enlisted to assist in the Prince's later education, along with a brief period of military service.

At age 23, after some consideration of possible candidates for marriage, the future King of America married the Princess Alexandrine of Baden, the eldest child of Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden. While there was talk of a possible Brazil match for the young Prince, Anti-Catholic sentiment in the American population, along with possible succession issues between the American, Brazilian, and Portuguese thrones proved insurmountable.

The couple would go on to have three children, Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Kentucky, Princess Mary Augusta, and Prince Leopold, Duke of Rhode Island.

As King Augustus Frederick II became too ill to effectively rule the realm in his later years, an unofficial regency began, at first consisting of the King's sister and wife, but quickly incorporating the heir to the throne in what would be called 'the American Triumvirate', and while the Triumvirs would have their disagreements, they were able to work together, with Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of New York taking up more responsibility as he gained experience in the art of statecraft and warfare.

The leadership in America during the Mexican-American War was in the hands of the heir and his mother and aunt, but by wars end to conduct the treaty an official period of Regency was declared so the future King could sign treaties on his father's behalf.

In the year of 1848 while Europe was rocked by a wave of failed revolutions, America had expanded it's lands from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, however later in the year, while negotiations had begun between America and Great Britain over the fate of the Oregon region that King Augustus Frederick II died, passing the crown to the Prince-Regent (the Oregon territory was acquired by the UKA up to the 49th Parallel in 1852).

Augustus Frederick III was coronated in the simple, and now traditional, American coronation ceremony to a kingdom that was continuing to expand and grow by leaps and bounds, but had problems boiling beneath the surface.

The acquisition of Texas had reintroduced a large number of American Republicans that had left the United Kingdom of American after the downfall of the American Republic, in addition the addition of the slaver republic meant that all the new land was open to settlement, but would the lands have slaves or be freeland?

The question of abolition or slavery created huge divides in the UKA, while Republican agitation, which had gone largely silent but never gone arose like a phoenix.

Augustus Frederick III tried to find a compromise solution that would satisfy both sides, however each of his proposals and edicts simply caused the divides to grow, even while international pressure to end slavery in the UKA grew, along with a British enforced ban on further slave trading on the continent of Africa, while demand for more slaves grew in the southern UKA which depended on slave labor.

This toxic brew came to a boiling point on March 30th, 1854 when the province of South Carolina unilaterally seceded from the Kingdom, proclaiming itself an independent republic, in a matter of weeks more provinces in the southern region followed suit, joining together in a 'New United States of America' (NUSA). The King and the UKA government, at the time under the Premiership of William R. King condemned the secessionists, while ironically William R. King was from the Province of Alabama, and owned slaves himself, but this base treason was too much for the moderate.

The American Civil War (1854-1858) endured for nearly five years, ending just on March 28th, 1858 with the signing of the Treaty of the River Queen. During the American Civil War, while the NUSA fought not just for independence and the right to preserve slavery in their 'new American Republic', they also sought international recognition, while the British flat out refused, the Second French Empire under Napoleon III gave the NUSA delegation an unofficial embassy and initially considered supporting their cause to weaken what he saw as a British backed puppet state in the New World.

This soured relations between the UKA and the Second French Empire considerably, however the only real advantage that the New United States had over the United Kingdom of America (or the 'Kneelers' as the NUSA would call the regions outside of their own, and it would stick) was a much better officer corp, and the best military education for the soldiers due to having the main military bases and educational centers at the time in their land.

What the UKA had was more men, more resources, more money, a much larger industrial base compared to the agrarian society of the NUSA, and a more extensive railroad network to keep their armies both mobile and supplied.

While the UKA generals were inexperienced, they learned hard lessons during the first years of the war, while the NUSA lost more men and materials than they could easily replace.

The war turned into a vicious grind, but a grind in the Kingdom's favor, and by 1857 it was obvious that the NUSA was going to lose. By the beginning of 1858 the bulk of the NUSA army and it's leadership had either surrendered or fled abroad.

With the end of the war slavery was declared abolished by the victorious King, their former owners, the vast majority of whom had either supported the NUSA or had joined in the war against the Kingdom were given no compensation, and usually lost what remained of their wealth and lands which were to be redistributed to the newly freed slaves. Republicanism in America was permanently associated with treason and slavery in the American political sphere and seen as a dead subject.

Augustus Frederick III would not get to enjoy his victory for long, on April 13th, mere days after the peace had been officially declared, he was assassinated by a disgruntled former NUSA soldier, J.P. Mullings while on a walkabout of Philadelphia, in route back home to New York City.

The assassin was quickly caught, questioned, and executed by the order of the King's successor, his young son Augustus Frederick IV.

[4]

King Augustus Frederick IV as an adult, photograph taken on the King's 21st birthday.

The reign of King Augustus Frederick IV began in blood, with his father's assassination, the first assassinated reigning monarch in the modern era, the 13 year old Prince was made a King.

Due to the Kingdom's constitution dictating that a monarch that is incapacitated medically or too young not be allowed to rule along, a Regency was proclaimed under the young King's mother, Queen Alexandrine of Baden. The Queen was a popular figure in America, and the cowardly murder of the King after a war for the survival of the nation struck at the nation's heart, instead of causing a second civil war like the assassin had hoped, many in the former NUSA were repelled by the attack and feared violent retribution.

Instead the Regent-Queen took a different approach, she wanted to make the Kingdom whole once more, while yes punishing the leaders of the former NUSA, the average citizen-subjects of the southern UKA discovered that while the end of slavery had devastated their economy, the war had done far worse damage, and the former slaves were building new lives for themselves with feverish devotion to the crown that had ultimately liberated them with blood.

The Regent-Queen took full advantage, encouraging new immigrants to the NUSA to seek opportunities in the southern UKA, along with the frontier regions, the plan was obvious, drown out any further dissent with new people who had no connection to the Republicanism of the past.

While his mother ruled, young Augustus Frederick IV continued with his private tutoring in the royal palace in New York City, though the city had swelled to massive city and the King made several tours of America, albeit in tight security. The King was an enthusiastic intellectual, maintaining an ever-growing correspondence with a wide array of peoples, ranging from heads of state and government, to inventors, intellectuals, men of industry, actors, and as he got older a number of beautiful women, some of whom would become his mistresses.

The King's regency, as per the American Constitution was slated to end on his 20th birthday in 1865, and while this meant the end of the Regent-Queen's official power, she would remain a powerful unofficial advisor to her son for many years afterward.

Augustus Frederick IV took the helm of a nation on the verge of becoming a true power in the world, however America had largely missed out on the Scramble for Africa, so the King focused his energies towards the New World and Asia. While Japan had been forcibly opened to global trade by the Russians a decade prior, Japan's stunning rapid industrialization made it a poor target for Imperial games against them, or so Augustus Frederick IV personally noted prophetically. Instead he joined in the European powers who wished to take advantage of the dying Qing Dynasty of China, successfully convincing the world powers not to wage a ruinous war over China, instead the global powers created zones of influence in China, which were not official territorial concessions, but in practice large chunks of China were now under foreign control. America for it's part gained the city of Shanghai directly with a similar deal that Britain and Portugal had gained for Hong Kong and Macau, though there was no time limit on the American rule of Shanghai.

With such a long supply chain emerging, Augustus Frederick IV made a number of overtures to the emerging Kingdom of Hawaii, making that island Kingdom an official protectorate in the late 1870's, even while a deal to buy the territory of Alaska from Russia fell flat.

Meanwhile in Asia the powers of Europe were having to contend with a rising Japan, which both managed to conquer the Kingdom of Korea and defeated the Russians in a conflict that few had expected them to win. However seeing that they were becoming isolated in the world, the UKA offered Japan a strategic alliance, America would recognize Japanese rule over Korea in exchange for recognition for American rule over the island of Formosa (Taiwan) which America was planning to seize from China, which it did a year after the American-Japanese Pact was signed.

This brought America into conflict with both Britain and Russia, though the former was easier to smooth over than the later.

While the King waged colonial adventures for America's glory abroad, he was courted by a number of beautiful ladies, princesses, and other assorted socialites seeking his favor, and possibly becoming his Queen. The young King delayed marriage for a number of years, enjoying a string of mistresses, much to annoyance of the more religious and puritanical in the American public, especially with the rise of 'Victorian values'.

However when he was 28 the King finally announced an engagement, to Princess Thyra of Denmark, the daughter of Christian IX of Denmark, much of the criticism abated. The couple were married in a lavish ceremony in New York City in 1874 and the pair proceeded to have six children, Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of New York, Prince Frederick, Duke of New York and Georgia, Princess Mary Christina, Prince Christian, Duke of California, Princess Alexandra Thyra, and Prince George Louis, Duke of Texas.

During all of this in the New World the various New World colonies of what had once been Spain's sprawling Empire had formed a number of Republics, Ecuador had formed a monarchy under the rule of Agustín Muñoz, the morganatic son of Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, and in the case of Portuguese Brazil an Empire. Mexico was steady under the rule of Maximillian I of Mexico, who with a treaty of friendship with America was able to keep his grip on power, while his older brother Francisco Jose I had been briefly Mexican Emperor before being invited to take the Austro-Hungarian Crown when the previous ruler had been forced to abdicate without a direct heir.

With the support of both the Mexican and American monarchs, the Brazilian Emperor Pedro II continued to fight to retain his crown, both for himself and for his daughter Isabel whom he made his heir, against the demands would-be republicans who launched a failed coup in the 1890's that ended in the masses of Brazil turning out for their Emperor.

As part of the expansion of America, with the completion of the transcontinental railway, Augustus Frederick IV commissioned the first royal residence on the other side of the Rockies, construction of the San Simeon Palace in California, and eventually seen as the 'second home' of the American monarchy.

In the late 1890's the UKA came into conflict with the dying Spanish Empire, waging a brief war that led to a stunningly quick UKA victory that granted the American Kingdom control of Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Spanish Florida, completing American control over much of the North American continent.

Augustus Frederick IV witnessed the birth of the 20th century, his nation was now a great power in the world, America was the greatest industrial nation in the world. However his family life was not prefect, the King's eldest son Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of New York had died in a freak boating accident at age 15, leaving his younger brother, Prince Frederick, Duke of George as the new heir to the throne.

Despite this shock, Augustus Frederick IV had done his best to prepare his second son to inherit the throne, and in 1908 at age 63 the King was found to have passed away quietly in his sleep, leaving the throne to Prince Frederick, Duke of New York and Georgia.

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King Frederick I, photograph taken during his time as heir-apparent to the throne.

King Frederick I was born on October 22st, 1878, the second son of King Augustus Frederick IV and was initially seen only as the spare heir to the American throne. His elder brother was the Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of New York, and so Prince Frederick was created the first Duke of Georgia during his christening ceremony.

Without the expectation of becoming King, the Duke of Georgia grew up in the royal life with an education geared more towards being his brother's supporter and self-improvement than anything rigorous. From a young age the future unexpected King excelled at a number of sports popular with the American elite in the era such as Lacrosse and Polo, he also learned to play the violin and would continue to play as a hobby for the rest of his life.

Frederick's fate however changed dramatically when in 1891 his brother Prince Augustus Frederick decided to go sailing on a small yacht out of Martha's Vineyard when a freak storm struck and sank the yacht, killing all on board.

The Duke of Georgia found himself the new Duke of New York and the heir to the American throne at just age 13, everything about his life changed dramatically.

The new future King found the demands of his education grow, along with a stint of military service, and while never wanting for company before, suddenly he was the center of focus for the courtiers, cousins, and up and coming politicians in the American Kingdom, which was undergoing massive technological change, even while the wealth generated by the Industrial revolution created what would be called 'the Gilded Age', because while a new wealthy elite emerged, the age also saw tremendous impoverishment and cruel conditions in the factory floors and the rise of radical political ideologies that would ultimately haunt the future King's reign.

It was at age 24 that the Prince Frederick would announce his engagement to Princess Maria Isabel of Ecuador, one of the daughters of Agustín III of the royal House of Muñoz. The announcement would cause quite the controversy in the gutter press, and amongst the Kingdom's people due to the Muñoz's being Roman Catholic and the neither member of the pair indicated that they would convert to the other's religion. However unlike Great Britain there was no prohibition on any of the American Royal family marrying someone not Protestant, and in fact such a provision would violate the Kingdom's Constitution's freedom of religion protections.

So despite protests, in 1903 Prince Frederick became the first member of the d'Este Royal Family to marry outside of the Protestant faith and married the Princess in a lavish ceremony attended by the majority of the crowned heads of both the New World but also the Old World who could make the trip, and quite a few representatives as well, making the marriage of Prince Frederick, Duke of New York and Georgia and Princess Maria Isabel of Ecuador the second largest gathering of royalty in world history, next to the funeral of William V of Great Britain and Ireland in 1910.

The young royal couple quickly captivated the nation due to the Princess's incredible looks, but also due to the future King's natural charm, and while they quickly settled into marital bliss, they would have difficulties in producing children, their first child would not be born until 1907 in the form of Princess Emma of the United Kingdom of America, while many in the Kingdom anticipated a male heir to the throne, there would only be one other girl born, Princess Dorothy Anne in 1910.

In 1908 Augustus Frederick IV passed away quietly, making his son King Frederick I.

The new King would witness the growing web of military alliances between the various Great Powers in Europe with concern, he anticipated that even the tiniest spark could detonate a massive conflict that could consume the globe, and was determined to keep America out.

Especially since in the New World, while America was seen as it's strongest power, the Empires of Mexico and Brazil had both grown in strength and resented what they saw as overdominance from America, while British control over Canada had seen said region become a Dominion realm, effectively independent but still sharing a monarch with Great Britain, and Russia ruled over the wealthy lands of Alaska that were rich in both gold and oil.

Rather than risk a similar conflict in the New World, Frederick I went against popular opinion in the Kingdom in order to form the Compact of the Americas with both Brazil and Mexico that would ensure that the three Great Powers in the New World wouldn't declare war on one another as part of an alliance compact with nations outside of the New World.

It would prove prophetic when in 1913 an assassination of an Italian Prince by a Croatian radical would quickly spiral out of control, plunging Europe and it's overseas empires into the First Great War (1913-1919).

While Europe burned in the fires of war, the American public quickly became horrified at the reported atrocities between both the Allied Powers, the Central Powers, and the Compact Alliance, vague terms for the three alliance blocks that quickly broke down into a free-for-all bloodbath.

However the true horror began in Russia when due to the growing unpopularity of the Tsar, his family, monarchy itself, and the growing technological sophistication of the emerging middle class, and ideological radicalization from the various types of Anarchism and Communism detonated the second great Revolution to rock Europe, it brought the Russian Empire crashing down and replaced with the Union of Soviet Socialist States (USSS), which attempted to spread their political system outside of Russia and into Europe, which exhausted from years of horrifying war with weaponry never seen before by mankind, was proving receptive.

The Great Powers were quickly forced to turn their armies against their own rebelling peoples and in 1919, while Western Europe was largely successful, much of Eastern Europe had fallen into the hands of the USSS. This forced the remaining nations to declare a largely unsatisfying white peace in the face of this threat to their very existences.

The New World, largely untouched by war became the economic center of capitalism and a direct challenge to the USSS, since during the fall of the Tsardom the UKA had seized Alaska and incorporated into their nation, declaring the USSS an illegitimate state, laying the groundwork for further conflict.

Frederick I feared that the next war would have a theater in the New World and well as the old and did not desire to have the USSS as a neighbor, and began to prepare his new northern lands for the now inevitable war to come.

While America served as a major lender to Europe to help with the rebuilding, there was a push towards internationalism to try and prevent another catastrophic war, seeing the birth of the first international organization dedicating to maintaining global peace, the League of Nations, which would help to maintain the 'Cold Peace' between the Soviet Union and it's puppet states in Europe and the 'Free World'.

It was in the 1920's that saw Asia become a battlefield, as Japan and the USSS came into direct conflict over their holdings in China, even while the Soviets were attempting to spread their Engleist-Ulyanovist ideology into the various puppet-states and colonial holdings held by the great powers in Asia and Africa to cause disruption and chaos.

While the 1920's would be a period of economic growth for America, only the most optimistic believed that the good times would last forever, and in the late 1920's and economic recession would cause an economic panic in both America and in Western Europe, even while the Soviet's managed to become a major industrial powerhouse at a massive cost in human life.

However for King Frederick I the issues of the day were slipping his mind more and more and in 1932 he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, ultimately forcing Frederick I to become the first American King to abdicate on July 31st, 1934 in favor of his daughter Princess Emma and retired to a quiet manor in Virginia and lived out the remainder of his life with his wife until dying at age 63 of the disease. Frederick I would also be the first abdicated monarch to receive a royal funeral after his passing in America.

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Queen Emma of the United Kingdom of America, photograph taken in 1935.

Queen Emma of the United Kingdom of America was born on June 4th, 1907, the first child of King Frederick I and his wife Queen Maria Isabel of Ecuador and initially not expected to inherit the throne.

However her parents had difficulties in conceiving and with the birth of then Princess Emma's sister Princess Dorothy Anne in 1910 with no further children ensured that Emma was destined to become America's first female monarch.

The Princess and her sister were both educated together by a series of governesses and tutors hired by their father the King, Princess Emma quickly became fluent in both German, French, and her mother's native Spanish, though she would also go out of her way to learn Japanese later in life.

The future Queen would also develop a love of horse racing and gambling, though unlike some gamblers Emma was careful not to gamble more than she was willing to lose.

When it became more obvious that there would be no male heir of Frederick I's line, Emma's education was forced to change and focused less on what a 'proper lady' would receive in the 1900's and became geared toward learning how to rule the United Kingdom of America.

The future Queen made her official debut at age 17 at the Royal Grand Ball at the Royal Palace in New York, which had also undergone extensive renovation in the previous year to truly showcase the glory and grandeur of the American Kingdom, even while much of the world burned in the fires of war.

There was some talk of the Princess being made the Duke of New York, the traditional title of the heir to the American throne, however her father balked at such an innovation and Emma herself wasn't interested, so the subject was quietly dropped.

The suitors for the hand of the future Queen were never in short supply, ranging from royalty of the New and Old Worlds, military men, proto-playboys, wealthy heirs to the Industrial fortunes.

It would be Lord William Henry Vanderbilt III, a grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Marquis of Vanderbilt-Albany who would win the future Queen's heart. The match was the source of no small amount of scandal due to Lord William Henry Vanderbilt III having been already married with a daughter, the marriage ending in divorce, however his first wife was already dying by the time it became publicly known that the Princess was interested in Vanderbilt.

With the public divided the King was very uneasy with the match, however his youngest daughter Princess Dorothy Anne was the one who convinced him to suggest that the couple wait a year before becoming engaged and then see if they were still interested in the match.

So the pair were separated for over a year, only being allowed to communicate with each other through letters, while the royal family and the government launched what would be called in modern times a PR campaign to smooth over the unease in American society over the marriage.

In 1931 their engagement was publicly announced, their love having only grown in their absence from one another, and the public was largely reconciled, while the inconvenient first wife died of ovarian cancer a few years later.

The Princess married her new Prince William Henry, Duke of Vermont on May 1st, 1932, on the eve of her father's reign and the dwindling 'Cold Peace' that dominated much of the global landscape. Along with an agreement for their children to retain their membership in the House d'Este rather than establish a new royal house.

In just two years her father was forced to abdicate due to growing ill mental health and Queen Emma was coronated, her husband being named Crown-Prince of America.

There was little time to enjoy her new role in life as in 1935 the Cold Peace shattered when the Soviet Union declared War on the Empire of Japan, and in response the German Empire and the British Empire declared war on the USSS, detonating the Second Great War (1935-1943).

This would be a war that, while the Queen initially wanted to stay out of, decided to prepare for just in case, Alaska was reinforced, the sluggish American economy was revitalized by orders from the government for military equipment and materials to be stockpiled for future use.

The USSS and it's puppet states put up an impressive fight, holding the German-British Alliance off while making significant gains against Japan, while revolutions broke out in Italy and France, while in Spain which had been waging a massive 30 year civil war saw the Communist rebels make stunning gains against the Republicans and the Monarchist factions.

In 1939 the German Empire debuted a terrifying new weapon, the Atomic bomb with the first bombing being Warsaw, the capital of the Polish Socialist Republic, however the USSS continued to press on and debut it's own atomic weaponry a year later, revealing an extensive spy-ring in Germany.

Then in 1940, when the war was on a tipping point, the United Kingdom of America joined the German-British Alliance, creating the Second Allies. American military intervention in France saw the Third Bourbon French Kingdom be saved from utter ruin, while the Soviets tried to launch an invasion of Alaska to 'reclaim' their land, discovering very quickly that Queen Emma had turned Alaska into a vicious fortress in the populated areas, while the unpopulated regions were a nightmarish wasteland to navigate, while also revealing America's own atomic weaponry in 1941 by bombing Vladivostok.

By the end of the war the USSS's economy was in utter ruins, it's armies deserting despite brutal crackdowns by the KGB, and the Allied forces on the march, having liberated eastern Europe and heading to the gates of Moscow, the Soviet leadership paralyzed by the sudden death of it's dictator Molotov and fighting an internal civil war for control, even while being invaded.

The war ended in 1943 with the USSS's remaining leaders forced to sign the humiliating Treaty of Berlin that saw the Soviet Union dissolved, much of it's seized territories liberated into new states, and Russia reborn as a Federal Republic due to a lack of a viable Tsarist heir.

The economies of the European powers were devastated by the Second Great War, America had taken up the baton of the most powerful nation in the world, followed closely by Mexico and Brazil that had stayed out of the conflict, while the colonial empires began to break down soon afterward under their own weight. The Japanese Empire was forced to retreat back to their main islands while Korea reasserted it's independence, and much of what was one the Qing Dynasty's lands was formed into the Republic of China.

Seeing the trend of Decolonization, Queen Emma held a number of special question elections in a number of colonial holdings that could grant them independence, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, all chose independence, while Alaska and Shanghai chose to stay part of the UKA. The Hawaii Protectorate was officially ended in 1956, allowing the Kingdom of Hawaii full independence on the world stage.

During the 1950's the League of Nations was reformed to give it greater means to enforce a global peace, though in time it would develop new problems.

In Emma's private life she had her husband would produce three children, two boys and a girl, those being Prince Frederick, Duke of New York, Prince William, Duke of Texas, and Princess Mary Ellen.

While America would continue as the Great Power in the world, the baby boom that followed the war saw massive sociological and cultural changes, the various non-Caucasian communities suffering from discrimination, both legal and unofficial began to demand reform, while the American Parliament saw several of the old guard parties break down and be replaced with new entities to represent the changes in society.

Queen Emma was a conservative at heart, but never the less even she saw the need for America to become a more inclusive society and agreed to several new laws and legal reforms, though the more radical viewed them as not going far enough.

In the late 60's, as the first American astronaut walked on the moon for the first time, Queen Emma received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

So due to deteriorating health on June 15th 1970, Queen Emma of the United Kingdom of America announced her abdication via live television and passed the crown to her son Prince Frederick before retiring to the royal residence in California where she died two years later.

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King Frederick II, photograph taken in 2009.

King Frederick II of the United Kingdom of America was born on February 5th, 1938 as the first born and eldest son of Queen Emma of the United Kingdom of America and his father, Crown Prince William Henry, Duke of Vermont.

The future King, while privately educated as was tradition in the royal family, was quickly joined by his siblings, the Prince William, Duke of Texas and Princess Mary Ellen who would prove to be his greatest supporters.

Frederick II spent his earliest childhood years in the shadow of the Second Great War, but it was a war that was ultimately won and left his mother the leader of the most powerful nation in the world.

During his formative years the future King noted the isolation that came with the royal life, while continuing on in his education, learning to speak German, Russian, and French, but he was more a physical person, preferring to exercise, and was an avid rugby and lacrosse player in his youth and followed both sports when he was unable to play due to royal duties until his death.

After serving a traditional period of service in the American military, the future King of America found himself under pressure to find a wife, and while a number of candidates were considered, and the press enjoyed reporting on the Prince's various girlfriends in his life, ultimately at age 26 the Prince announced his engagement to actress Elizabeth Taylor that set the media ablaze, while Queen Emma was leery of a completely non-royal/non-noble match, even she couldn't complain about Ms. Taylor being a divorcee four times over, not to mention it became apparent that the Prince and Ms. Taylor had had an affair while she was still married to husband number 4#, never the less after some consideration, and finding herself charmed by Elizabeth and her incredible violet eyes that Prince Frederick was given the royal approval to marry her.

The wedding of Prince Frederick, Duke of New York and Ms. Elizabeth Taylor on August 18th, 1965 was a truly extravagant wedding. The marriage was followed by the birth of a child a year later, a girl named Princess Alice of the United Kingdom of America.

However the marriage would quickly become turbulent, even while Queen Emma was forced to abdicate in 1970 due to ill health, making her son King Frederick II even while he and his new Queen were living in an unofficial separation.

While there were attempts to reconcile, the pair would ultimately get divorced on June 1973, a massive shock to the American public due to this being the first divorce of a sitting monarch not just in American history, but world history.

As per the terms of the divorce, the former Queen was made into a Princess in her own right (but not inheritable by any of her children from her previous or future marriages), while Princess Alice retained her place in the succession.

The King then dated several beautiful women before marrying again on July 9th, 1977 to Jerry Hall, a model and actress who caught the King's eye during one of his parties a year prior. Despite expectations of another doomed relationship by the press, the new Queen Jerry proved to be a loyal companion for the King and bore him three more children, Princess Louise, Princess Caroline, and Princess Tabitha.

The main period of royal drama over in the King's life, the next task was reforms to both Parliament, the Judiciary, and a more balanced system of power delegation in the Kingdom, leading the future rulers of America to have to work more with the elected officials, whom were now more representative of the nation as a whole.

On the world stage while the European continent had recovered from the Second Great War, it would never wield the sort of power it once did, the Republic of China was emerging as a manufacturing powerhouse, while the Russian Federation slowly healed from the rules of the USSS, and much of Asia and Africa tried to recover from decades of colonial exploitation and abuse.

America would remain the premier global power even as in the 90's the Industrial Age began to give way to the Information Age with the rise of computers and internet connectivity, linking the world together in a way never thought possible before.

The King witnessed the birth of a new millennium in the 2000's, and spent the remainder of his reign preparing for the succession of his eldest daughter, Princess Alice.

Frederick II became the third monarch to abdicate, doing so in 2010 at age 72, the former King then retired to specially prepared compound in the Province of Montana known as the Royal Ranch and lives with his second wife the former Queen, Jerry Hall even as his health is reportedly in decline.

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Queen Alice of the United Kingdom of America, 2014.

Queen Alice of the United Kingdom of America was born on September 10th, 1966, the only child of King Frederick II and his first wife, Princess Elizabeth Taylor (then his Queen).

The future ruler of America grew up in an initially tumultuous household, having to endure their divorce at just 7 years old. The future Queen was the first member of the royal family to be educated outside of the palace, attending private school with other members of the noble and wealthy elite of the Kingdom, even while her father remarried and had more children, all girls and ensuring that Alice would one day become the second Queen to rule the Kingdom.

Princess Alice would also become the first member of the royal family, to attend university, in the Queen's case she attended both Brown and Harvard universities where she studied political science and graduated with full honors at the later.

While the Queen dated several men she ultimately settled on Lord Albert Johnson, the second son of the Early of Johnson whom she had met at Brown University and dated on and off for a number of years before feeling comfortable enough to marry him.

The pair were married in a lavish ceremony on June 13th, 1992, the bride was 26, the groom 27.

The Princess's popularity only grew with the birth of her first child, Prince Frederick just three years later, followed suit by Prince Augustus Albert just two years later.

However in the early 2000's her father decided that he would follow the example of his mother and grandfather and abdicate, but chose to spend some time preparing his daughter for the task ahead before formally doing so in 2010.

Queen Alice now finds herself at the helm of a nation that is seen as the leader of the world, even while the world is changing at an ever increasing pace. The last 8 years of her reign has seen continued strides in civil rights for her people, even while the nation's diversity grows in leaps and bounds.

The eighth monarch to sit on the American throne however is seen as up to the challenge to guiding the nation into the new millennium with a stout heart and clear vision.
 
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King Augustus Frederick III, photograph taken on the day of his marriage to Princess Francisca of Brazil in 1843.

I think you forgot to change this. You didn’t end up having him marry the Brazilian Princess.

four children, two boys and a girl, those being Prince Frederick, Duke of New York, Prince William, Duke of Texas, and Princess Mary Ellen.

Should be three.

Other than that this was amazing! I really liked the attention to detail and how the American Monarchy effected the rest of the world.
 
Other than that this was amazing! I really liked the attention to detail and how the American Monarchy effected the rest of the world.

Thanks for the help, I fixed it. Also I tweaked the pic of Frederick II to something more appropriate for a ladies-man King of America. :D
 
Another idea I've had bouncing around:

Pod: Charles II succeeds in his bid to marry his cousin Sophia, they marry in 1658, two years before Charles' restoration, bringing with them some considerable wealth.

Charles II (b.1630: d.1685) m Sophia of the Palatinate (b.1630:d. 1701)

Issue:

Charles III (b.1659)

James, Duke of Kendal (b.1661)

Henrietta, Princess Royal (b.1662)

Henry, Duke of Richmond and Lennox (b.1664)

Frederick, Duke of Grafton (b.1666)

Edward, Duke of Gloucester (b.1669)



Charles II's reign would be fruitful one not only for the number of children that he and his wife produce, but also for the strengthening of royal authority following the restoration. Charles would arrange the marriage of his brother the Duke of York with Catherine of Braganza and though she would not come with Bombay, she would come with a huge dowry and Tangier instead. Charles's relationship with some of his most famous mistresses would come to an abrupt end after his wife puts her foot down, and Charles who it seems is in love with his wife, eventually acquieses resulting in the birth of the Duke of Grafton. Charles would die in 1685 from a heart attack and be succeeded by his son and namesake Charles, who would ascend at the age of 26, already married with three children himself.
 
Issue:

Charles III (b.1659)

James, Duke of Kendal (b.1661)

Henrietta, Princess Royal (b.1662)

Henry, Duke of Richmond and Lennox (b.1664)

Frederick, Duke of Grafton (b.1666)

Edward, Duke of Gloucester (b.1669)

If I may ask, why Grafton and not Clarence?
 
If I may ask, why Grafton and not Clarence?

Wasn't sure if Clarence would be in vogue at the time, though now thinking about it I suppose that could be changed. Edward could get Grafton perhaps? Just need to think of a marriage for Charles III and his brothers
 
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