Indeed, I believe that between the death in 1714 of Queen Anne and the outbreak of World War I two centuries later, most of the foreign royals who married into the British royal family (i.e. princes and princesses who expatriated themselves and settled in the United Kingdom) have been Lutherans, mostly German (Princess Alexandra of Denmark being an obvious exception).
My question is: did such persons, by and large, retain their church affiliations? Or did they get formally received into the Church of England? I'm not sure if there are many Lutheran churches in Great Britain, just as I'm uncertain as to whether there are any Anglican churches in Germany or Scandinavia.
On another board, I asked about Princess Maud of Wales, who unexpectedly became the queen of Norway: evidently she remained a lifelong Anglican. So I got to wondering about the opposite scenario.
It must be inconvenient to settle in a land where there aren't many church services available in accordance with the tradition you were brought up in. But accommodations have been made: Orthodox chapels were built for the likes of Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russian (queen consort of King Willem II of the Netherlands) and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna (who married the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria of Great Britain).
I'm not sure how things worked out for Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, who married the Duke of Kent (fourth son of King George V).
Of course, the differences between Lutherans and Anglicans are minor, so switching affiliations (or not) could hardly have mattered much. That being said, it's natural to speculate on high-profile cases -- such as the Lutheran-born princesses who became queens consort of Great Britain. Examples include Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Caroline of Brunswick, and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen.
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