So if we only consider the marriages of those Romanov descendants legitimate who married with consent of the Head of the dynasty and it is clear that both Cyril and after him Wladimir were the Head of the Dynasty than the deceased Nicholas and his brother should be considered illegitimate resulting in them having no claim to the Holstein-Gottorp name and title.
Grandduke Dimitri Pavlovich line would be entitled to claim it were it not that as US citizens they have to deal with US law that forbids them to claim a foreign noble title without permission of Congress.
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: That depends on your description of
: There is the argument that there are only
: two Romanov's left and only one of them
: (Maria Wladimirovna) would qualify as being
: also a member of the House of Oldenburg
: through the Holstein-Gottorp line.
: Yes, I meant the Romanovs that we are
: discussing presently, rather than Maria and
: her son (although Maria is an Oldenburg).
: All other Romanov-descendants are the result
: of undynastic matches and have been given
: another name or should be considered as
: illegitimate and thus have no rights to the
: Romanov name let alone Russian titles.
: Illegitimate is one thing. If illegitimate
: then there are no rights to any Oldenburg
: titles (Heir of Norway; Duke of Schleswig,
: of Holstein, of Stormarn, of Dithmarschen,
: and of Oldenburg). If not Russian dynasts,
: they may still be entitled to the Oldenburg
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