Originally Posted by Marengo
Well, that depends doesn't it? I can imagine that the sons who were deemed 'not good enough' by their father may have some issues with their parents. Still, if it can all be done in a good natured way it is much preferable of course. The online Gotha doesn't mention Leopold renouncing his rights btw.
if the quick google search is correct
This is Count Alexander
This is Count Leopold
It doesn't always mean that the son is not deemed "good enough" - he might have other preferences. I don't know what Count Leopold does for a living but Alexander has always been interested in business science and studied at Harvard before working in the banking world.
Or look at the Fugger von Glött - here Countess Katherina Fugger von Glött manages the foundation of the "Fuggerei", even though she has an older brother. But as she lives in Augsburg and works there as a teacher, it's probably easier for her to do the day-to-day stuff when it comes to the Fugger foundation.