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Re: Habsburg & Bourbon-Parma?
User logged in as Johan
The male line of Habsburgs died out in the 18th century so your last sentence made me laugh. Yes in general houses went in the male line but most reigning dynasties are in the female line or descend from previous reigning dynasties in the female line. With the exception of Liechtenstein in two generations all will be in female hands or gone through female lines.
2020 Pr. Henri de Bourbon-Parma married his 2nd cousin ADss. Gabriella of Austria.
Does this example really count? I know that Gabriella's mother, born Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg, claims patrilineal descent from the house of Bourbon-Parma; but the daughter herself obviously does not.
Conversely, Henri undoubtedly has Habsburg ancestry; but as a member of the house of Bourbon-Parma, the Habsburg ancestors cannot be direct patrilineal.
Gabriella's father, too, probably has Bourbon (if not specifically Parma) ancestry; but he's a Habsburg. Isn't house membership generally through the male line?