The last Jacobite claimant to make any claim to the throne was His Eminence Henry, Cardinal Duke of York. Modern Jacobites recognise Franz, Duke of Bavaria as the 'legitimate king', but he makes no claim. Indeed, many years ago I wrote to his late father Ruprecht and asked his position. He replied that he had no desire to 'disturb his cousin Elizabeth in the possession of her throne'.

I know quite a few Catholics who are Jacobites because Haus Wittelsbach is as well. However, the Holy See specifically refused to recognise 'Bonnie Prinve Charlie' as King Charles III on the death of his father James and this despite the urgent request of his brother the Cardinal. De facto recognition of the House of Hanover dates from this, with de jure diplomatic recognition coming in the reigns of St Pius X and King Edward VII.

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Jacobites? - by BrevisVir55 - 08-02-2009, 06:24 PM
Re: Jacobites? - by devotedknuckles - 08-02-2009, 06:30 PM
Re: Jacobites? - by Resurrexi - 08-02-2009, 09:55 PM
Re: Jacobites? - by veritatem_dilexisti - 08-03-2009, 12:58 PM
Re: Jacobites? - by Jacobite - 08-03-2009, 01:40 PM
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