I was wondering, then, about the last time where a pair of first cousins, once removed married. Was it the 1938 union of Prince (later King) Paul of the Hellenes and Princess Friederike of Hanover?
How about the last time a pair of second cousins married? It goes without saying that there are legions of examples of such unions, throughout European royal history. If first cousin marriages have been common, at least until World War I, then second and third cousin marriages have been even more common.
Her Majesty the British queen and her consort are second cousins, once removed. That was the same relationship between King Michael of Romania and Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma. But I'm interested in marriages within second cousinship. Thanks in advance.
The reason for my asking is the recent marriage of Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon and Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg -- a distant cousin. Also, Count Georg Clemens of Toerring-Jettenbach got engaged to a princess of Liechtenstein. So it seems that there is a reversal of the recent trend of royals marrying commoners -- at least in some of the smaller dynasties and non-reigning houses.
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