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The dynastic male line
Posted by Jane on 13/11/2019, 2:38:44User logged in as JanEl
I believe that titles and styles are unlimited in the German (and Austrian) dynasties. That is: as long as a person is of a legitimate male-line descent from a sovereign -- meaning that all the princes in his ancestry married *equally* (or at least within house laws) -- the said person is a dynast entitled to style himself with the full title with qualifier. That is: there is no statute of limitations (meaning that one must be a child or grandchild through son of a sovereign). Correct?
I say this because the children of Prince Konrad of Bavaria (b. 1883) and Princess Bona Margherita of Savoy-Genoa (b. 1896) are listed in the Gotha with the title Prince(ss) of Bavaria, with the qualification of Royal Highness -- despite the fact that their nearest sovereign ancestor in the house of Wittelsbach was King Ludwig I (a great-great- grandfather). But I took a look at their genealogy, and found that their ancestry was completely royal within at least four full generations.
My question is: what other dynasties have operated with the same rule?