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A history of the monarchy’s second-in-command

Sometimes the heir dies, or walks away. A history of sometimes monarchy-saving spares


 

Did you know of the last four British monarchs, two were spares? Yes, sometimes the heir dies (or walks away), and the spare has to step in to save the monarchy. Here’s a look back at the vital spare through history.

Here’s more of Maclean’s in-depth coverage of the birth of the second royal baby:

 

 

 


 

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