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Re: German consorts in Russia
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I know and i did not pretend they were either.
Their nationality is generally that of the monarchy they rule. In case of Victoria she was born during the reign of her grandfather who was not only King of Great Britain but also King of Hanover making her a British and German princess by birth and as she married a German cousin she became a German Duchess of Saxony and princess of Gotha by marriage as well. However i had been talking about her granddaughter who was born a British princess but also a Duchess of Saxony and princess of Coburg and whose father succeeded his uncle as the reigning sovereign of Coburg. Making her the daughter of a German sovereign as well as the granddaughter of the Queen-Empress.
Well her mother was a princess of Saxony-Coburg-Saalfeld and her father from the House of Brunswick-Lunenburg. His mother was a Mecklenburg-Strelitz so though born in Great-Britain as the son of the king and queen of that country his ancestry was mainly German with some French (mother of George II was half French and Sophia of the Parts' paternal grandmother was half French as well [Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpensier]) so if you add to that the Danish princess Anne who married James I/VI only a tiny amount of her ancestry is actually British. Her nationality of course was that of a British AND German princess.
Well, if you're going down that line of argument Johan, it applies to practically every other single royal family in Northern Europe including Russia where every single Tsar since Peter III and Catherine II has been of mainly German descent and were born princes of Oldenburg as well as Russia. So Victoria Melita could be said to have been of entirely German blood on both sides of her ancestry. This would also include the supposedly "Danish" Dagmar whose parents were both German princes by birth.
All the royal families of Northern Europe are mostly German by blood including Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden (even though originating with a French marshal). None of them have much native blood. That line of argument doesn't just apply to the UK!