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Old 10-26-2016, 08:04 PM
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Thank you, Marc23. My gosh, it's all very distant though, isn't it, in comparison to most other royal houses (descendants of Queen Victoria and/or King Christian IX of Denmark, plus more recent intermarriage between the Scandinavian Royal families.)

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Old 10-27-2016, 04:54 AM
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Thank you, Marc23. My gosh, it's all very distant though, isn't it, in comparison to most other royal houses (descendants of Queen Victoria and/or King Christian IX of Denmark, plus more recent intermarriage between the Scandinavian Royal families.)
Well, firstly, Monaco was never a royal house, but only a small Princely one, that rose to prominence only in last 60-70 years due to gambling which means they were already on the bottom of the list for intermarriage with other royal houses.

Second, ruler of Monaco was a product of an illegitimate child(Charlotte was illegitimate child of Prince Louis II with a cabaret singer) who was legitimized only to prevent Monaco passing into the German hands...Dukes of Urach were next in line to succeed in case Charlotte wasn't legitimized...Being born illegitimate is a horror in the eyes of other royal houses, so intermarriage with other royals was almost impossible.

Thirdly, even centuries before Monaco was semi-independent Princely house whose "most royal" intermarriage was with Princess Marie of Lorraine-Armagnac, member of the cadet branch of the House of Lorraine.

Other most recent consorts were either "only noble ladies", like Antoinette de Merode and Lady Victoria Hamilton, stage actresses like Caroline Gibert and Ghislaine Dommanget or rich commoners, like Alice Heine and Grace Kelly...

If you bare in mind all these things, they are not a very good reference if you want to make an alliance with royal houses. In those days it would have been almost impossible.

Even Napoleon III who was an Emperor of the French had troubles finding royal bride. Before Eugenie of Teba, he was turned down by Princess Adelheid von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the mediatized house, which means that not even mediatized houses didn't want that kind of alliance yet alone with some semi-independent Princely family...

Considering all this, it's not very strange that they are a bit more distantly related with other royal houses.

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Old 10-27-2016, 05:46 AM
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Johan Willem Friso, Prince of Orange and Fürst of Nassau-Dietz, Stadtholder of the United Provinces (picture) and his spouse Princess Marie Luise, Landgravine of Hessen-Kassel (picture) are the most recent common ancestors to all currently reigning European monarchs.

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