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Re: More blue blood
User logged in as Damian
I believe that Prince Philip of the UK, consort of Queen Elizabeth II, had more royal ancestry than his wife. The same could be said of King William III and Prince George of Denmark, whose wives were born to a mere Lady Anne Hyde. Have there been other queens regnant in history whose husbands were more blue-blooded than they?
It might be argued that Philip of Spain was more blue-bloodied than his wife, Mary I of England given that Mary was four generations removed from two non-royal ancestors in Owen Tudor and Richard Woodville whilst Philip descended from an unbroken line of imperial Habsburgs and Castilian royalty on his father's side and an unbroken line of Portuguese and Castilian royalty on his mother's side.