The reason for my bringing this up is that some time ago, I was told by a friend that the Spanish people regarded Queen Ena as having been born a BRITISH PRINCESS because her mother was one -- Spain being known to honor a person's maternal heritage -- all the while understanding that this was different from being a PRINCESS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.
The latter, of course, was a legal (as opposed to adjectival) term: like all royal houses, Great Britain was entitled to set its own rules on titles and dynastic membership. As it was, Ena certainly did not meet the requirements to qualify as a princess of the UK, since she was not a daughter or granddaughter through son of a monarch -- like, say, her Edinburgh and Connaught cousins.
Still, if one is a Spaniard viewing the matter outside the box of legality (perhaps viewing the matter informally, influenced by Spanish cultural traditions), Ena could still be thought of -- at least in a loose sense -- a British royal. After all, she was born on the soil to a princess mother who had succession rights (and whose marriage was dynastically approved by the queen), she resided in the UK until marriage, she lived in the palace with her grandmother, she had a place in the royal court and took part in functions.
That was why I got to wondering if the same logic applied to the Sicilian and Bavarian princes who married the daughters of King Alfonso XII. After all, it's the Spanish system one is applying, when characterizing Ena as being INFOMRALLY a "British princess" who was not formally a princess of the UK.
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