It has been said that after the marriage of Princess Alice to the future Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse- Darmstadt, QV was determined not to send any more of her daughters to Germany -- or any place outside the UK, for that matter. As such, she made it clear that if they were to marry, her younger daughters would have to find husbands willing to settle in the land.
It goes without saying that if the said husbands were of equal birth, they would be foreigners. As such, they would have to be minor nobles with no chance of inheriting any throne -- persons with "nothing to lose", willing to expatriate themselves in another country.
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