I think youíve misread me. No, I donít think theyíre just Romanovs; they are the Romanov branch of the Holstein-Gottorp line of the House of Oldenburg.
The (second?) House of Romanov descended from Peter III have always maintained their Oldenburg/Holstein-Gottorp titles and arms as well, and the Russian emperors have weighed in on Holstein/Oldenburg dynastic and territorial issues.
The (third?) House of Romanov (George Mikhailovich) will be a branch of the Prussian line of the Hohenzollern.
Describing a house as a branch of another should not imply in any way that the parent house necessarily has jurisdiction over dynastic matters. Itís simply a genealogical thing.
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