Grand Duke Cyril's marriage to Victoria Melita of Coburg or Edinburgh was fitting within the rules of birth but the fact that she had been previously married to the Tsarina's brother and that the couple were first cousins did not help. Nicholas II as Tsar and head of the Russian Orthodox church accepted their marriage so Wladimir and his sisters were born legitimate members of the Imperial house
Cyril and Wladimir upheld the Fundamental laws requiring equal marriages. As the Romanovs ceased to reign in 1917 you might question what is equal. Are former reigning dynastie equal or would even commoners be equal?
It seems that the fundamental laws gave the Tsar/ Head of the Dynasty some room to decide as can be sen in the case of the marriage of a Grand Duchess to the Duke of Leuchtenberg.
If one Tsar can install the fundamental laws any of his successors can alter them. Leaving Maria Wlvadimirovna with the option to accept the marriage of her son and heir to Viktoria Romanovna.
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