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Future rulers of Poland?

The August 22 1925 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of the then Duke and Duchess of York, who were apparently being considered as rulers of Poland.

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Since the Duke of York was second in line to the English throne, it was assumed that his older brother would become King, leaving the Duke free to rule Poland or wherever. But no one knew at the time that the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, would abdicate in 1936, meaning that the Duke would become King George VI.

And Poland has never re-established the monarchy since it was abolished in 1918, so the job of King of Poland has never become available.

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