Is it more common for the crown to pass from an older brother to younger brother or vice-versa?



More usual to pass father to eldest son, but in the absence of any offspring it will pass to the next youngest brother.


When it passes from one sibling to another of the same gender, it’s always from elder to younger. The only times it goes from younger sibling to older sibling is when it’s passed from brother to sister in a male preferred primogeniture or semi Salic systems of succession George VI of The UK inherited the throne from his childless elder brother Mary I of England inherited the throne from her childless younger brother. Elizabeth I inherited the throne from her elder childless sister


It's not common for a crown to go from brother to brother at all. Some middle-eastern monarchies do it this way, but in all others, the crown goes from a monarch to his or her eldest child -- or son, in a few, with a remainder to the eldest daughter if there is no son. (Japan does not allow women to inherit at all.) If the monarch has no children (or as in Japan has no son), the crown can pass to a younger sibling, but again, that has not happened very often.


The crown can never pass from younger to older because the older sibling is ahead in the line of succession.

Clo G.-B.

It is more common for the crown to pass from the monarch to the eldest child. It used to be passed to the eldest son, passed on the now ended practice of male preference primogeniture, which favored male siblings, regardless of age over female siblings. Sometimes, a monarch may die without legitimate children, and the crown would go to the next sibling in line of succession. The last few times a crown passed from brother to brother were with the UK's Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in favor of his brother, George VI, and King Baudouin of Belgium, who died without issue, and his brother, Albert II, became king. Lines of succession and placement in the line are based on birth order. The monarch's eldest,legitimate, child is the heir. Younger siblings fall in line according to birth order, and, when successors marry and have children, their offspring enter the line after their parent, in birth order.


Harry will never be king if thats what you are asking, William is after Charles then Williams kids are after him

Baron Clownish

Reminds me of the Chuckle Brothers.

Marie And Alan

Neither. Primogenitry


No, it usually goes from the monarch to the eldest child, a few times in britain it has gone to a brother, but only when an eldest child is not around.