As it was, Guillaume IV had to do just that to the Merenborgs (the morganatic marriage contracted by Prince Nikolaos occurred when his father lost the ducal throne of Nassau-Weilburg, but the house had not yet become a reigning dynasty again, as it would become in Luxembourg), in order to secure the throne for his daughters -- all of whom were minors, none being married with children.
He didn't know that only the heiress is in line to the throne (the female most closely related to the last agnate is treated as a male, for the purpose of succession). In contrast, the Netherlands understood semi-Salicism well enough: only Princess Wilhelmina was in line to the throne, 1884-1890. The other female members of the house of Orange and their descendants (even male) had only dormant succession rights.
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