But the reality of the matter is that they, too, provided rich sources of dynastic spouses for Catholic royals, in the days when Ebenbürtigkeit was strictly enforced -- meaning, of course, pre-World War I.
It's simply not true that Latin-language speaking Catholic royals married their own kind: the kingdom of Portugal had numerous sovereigns and non-reigning members intermarrying with German Catholic dynasties. Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Kohary), Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Saxony, and Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg are good examples coming to mind.
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