“The King is the proper ruler even of the Shire.”
“But Bilbo, there hasn’t been a King in Arnor for over a thousand years!”
“But that doesn’t mean that his heirs aren’t still somewhere, Frodo. Arvedui Last-king had two sons, and his younger son Beleg disappeared with him into the snowy wastes of Forochel. His heir Aranarth swore that his lineage would accept the Kingship again only when Arnor and its sister-realm Gondor were finally united once more under one rule. And who knows? Perhaps you shall live to see such days!”
Frodo felt a strange thrill at such words.