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Re: Early 19th century marriages between members of mediatised and reigning families
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Yes, I realize that despite their status as second class royals, they were (at least grudgingly) accepted for intermarriage with reigning houses, when the issue was pressed. The marriage of Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (a granddaughter of Britain's Queen Victoria) to a prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg is another example coming to mind.
In fact, that was their selling card: membership in the second tier of the Almanach de Gotha, which made them *equals* for the purpose of marriage. This was something Princess Isabella of Cro˙ lorded over Countess Sophie Chotek, whom she cruelly mistreated after Archduke Franz Ferdinand passed up her own eight eligible daughters for marriage.