: between morganatic offspring and dynastic
: offspring by adding the of Denmark to the
: A Prince(ss) of Greece and Denmark is born
: as a dynastic member of the family with
: succession rights. A Princess of Greece is
: not a dynastic member. The title was first
: used for the widow and daughter of Alexander
: I. They even got the HRH unlike the wife and
: daughters of Prince Michael.
That may be the Greek royal way of thinking for the "Denmark" part of the title is not Greek. Danish princes given permission to settle abroad (as Prince William of Denmark was when he became George I of Greece) do not require the permission of the Danish monarch to marry and transmit their title... That is according to Danish law and custom. The Greek sovereign cannot and could not *actually* limit the Danish title. He could refuse to style one with the Danish title but he has no jurisdiction beyond the borders of the Kingdom of Greece (which itself no longer exists, obviously) for non-Greek titles.
: As the Greek Royals don't have/use a
: familyname morganatic wives and offspring
: could not be given that name. Queen Olga
: suggested the title for her daughter-in-law
: and granddaughter to give them a name and
: --Previous Message--
: Well, this brings up another question. If a
: Prince marries without the King's permission
: and loses the title Prince of Greece, could
: he still keep the title Prince of Denmark?
: Greek Princes are not obliged to ask the
: Danish Sovereign about consent for marriage.
: This has been discussed with little
: agreement among us royalty enthusiasts for a
: long time. My personal opinion is that that
: the Greek King has no say on the Danish
: title and that once a Danish prince has been
: given permission to settle abroad that he
: may transmit his title in the male line
: forever without seeking permission to marry
: from the Danish sovereign.
: Others say that the title "Prince of
: Greece and Denmark" is one princely
: title, which is utterly silly since the king
: and the crown prince each have the separate
: Danish princely title. Some of those people
: point to Michael's daughters as an example
: of that. I believe they are princesses of
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