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Re: Agnatic queens
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Umberto I of Italy and Margherita of Savoy-Genoa
Has there ever been a queen consort of a country who was born a princess of her native dynasty? Such a thing would have resulted from a cousin marriage. It could have happened in the UK, had the man we know in history who eventually became King George V married his first cousin Marie, Princess of Edinburgh, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Princess "Missy", however, acted strongly under the influence of her mother in rejecting his hand.
Despite the fact that he had been created into the Duke of York by then, second and direct in the line of succession to the throne (his older brother having died unmarried and without issue), the Duchess of Edinburgh worked to prevent the union. Her actions were simply out of spite against the British royal family (who were in favor of the match), since she had been made to accept a low rank in the royal court -- despite being the only daughter of Czar Alexander II of Russia.
Anyhow, I was wondering about other countries, and whether there have been native-born queens consort (not regnant).
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