However, what I've noticed is that not only did the royals who settled and reigned in foreign lands acquire the manners and customs of the native peoples but also, came to acquire their physical traits as well. Environment can and does alter one's appearance.
The Duke of Braganza today looks as Portuguese as anybody; his father before him looked Brazilian. Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1870-1949) looked every inch the Italian, with his Latin features. The Romanovs of Russia acquired a Slavic look (e.g. Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich). Prince Jean of Orléans
today looks very French. Members of the royal family of Greece have acquired classic Grecian features.
Both King Paul and Queen Frederika of the Hellenes looked highly Greek; as did his sisters. Ditto for King Constantine II today and his sister Irene. This also characterizes Crown Prince Pavlos, Prince Nikolaos, and especially Princess Alexia. It's not just her features: she seems to have an olive complexion. All in spite of the absence of Greek blood in her ancestry.
So everywhere they went, the royals came to look like the people they associated with -- despite them all having Teutonic blood and genes coursing through their veins. Indeed, the German royals who stayed in Germany did not appear to have their physical traits altered: members of the royal family of Saxony retained their blond, Anglo-Saxon appearance.
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