Imagine an emperor dies. He had two sons prior to his death. The older son was the emperor's successor. After the emperor's death, the older son succeeds to the throne, but after awhile the queen (their mother and the emperor's wife) notices there is something wrong with the older son. She realizes that successor is too incapable for that position and whereas she has such an influence to unseat the son, she does that and now she wants to replace sons with each other. How shall I say that? Does the verb "succeed" work in the self-made sentence bellow:
- The queen succeeded the older son with the younger son.
If my sentence doesn't work properly, then I would appreciate it if someone could help me to know how shall I say the sentence in my question in a natural way.