That the two groups of royals are closely related is not surprising: Queen Astrid of the Belgians, born a princess of Sweden, would be the tying bond. After all, she was a niece of three kings of Scandinavia (Gustav V of Sweden, Christian X of Denmark, and Haakon VII of Norway). She also was the mother of three sovereigns (Kings Baudouin and Albert II of the Belgians, the Grand Duchess Consort Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg).
The then Queen (now Princess) Beatrix of the Netherlands obviously has separate ties to the Scandinavian royals (Princess Louise of the Netherlands married King Carl XV of Sweden, Princess Sophie of Nassau-Weilburg married King Oscar II), as well as her fellow Benelux (the same Sophie and Helene of Nassau-Weilburg).
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