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Posted by Jane Keel
on 2/6/2018, 19:05:49, in reply to "Leuchtenberg
So it seems that of all the Latin countries, this was the only one known to frequently intermarry with German houses. Not that it didn't happen with the French, Spanish, and Italian royals, but that it happened far less frequently. I see that the Braganzas of Portugal and Brazil married members of the houses of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Kohary), Loewenstein, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Leuchtenberg, Wittelsbach, and Nassau-Weilburg. The most important thing was that they were Catholics of *equal* birth.
I don't know why the Spanish royals didn't marry German royals, excepting the Bavarians ... A French pretender married Duchess Helena of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, but that seems to have been an exception. But Bourbon-Two Sicilies (whatever might be said about Bourbon-Parma) regularly married German and Austrian royals.
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