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Re: The dynastic male line
User logged in as Robert
Since Henri I: Luxembourg.
The grandchildren of prince Charles in the male line have been elevated to prince(ss) de Nassau.
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?
It used to be so in Sweden, but there has never been any male line gr-grandchildren of a Royal who is not the King, so it had no practical meaning. If Carl XV's son Carl Oscar hadn't died, Carl XV's brother Oscar (II)'s gr-grandchildren Gustaf Adolf, Sigvard, Ingrid, Bertil and Carl Johan would have been HRH. (Of course they might not have been born, since their grandfather or father might have married to other women than what they did when they were close heirs to the throne.)
The current King changed practice recently, so it seems that only the Monarch's children and grandchildren are HRH (and possibly grandchildren of the Heir Apparent, but that remains to be seen).