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  1. Answer (1 of 8): For this I’m going to assume you mean Queen Elizabeth II as opposed to Queen Elizabeth I but with one of the scenarios these could both apply.

  2. Answer (1 of 2): The Order of the Golden Fleece is continental Europe’s oldest order of chivalry, akin to the Order of the Garter in Gt.Britain. The Order was/is based in Bruges, in present-day Belgium, and uses as its symbol the Golden Fleece from the Greek myth of Jason & the Argonauts, hung fr...

  3. It depends on what you mean by a royal line. There will always be some male relative, if you step back enough generations. However, it did occasionally happen that a king was survived only by daughters.

  4. Answer (1 of 4): Not political power as such, but they are well connected and doing well for themselves. Hohenzollerns are very well-off, owning various holdings around Europe - including castles and estates - besides this they own numerous works of art that are both of cultural and monetary val...

  5. Yes. Archduke Carl Christian (younger son of Carl Ludwig and a Belgian aristocrat) married his second cousin Princess Marie Astrid of Luxembourg in 1982. Two of their three sons married commoners (now accepted as equal marriages) while the elder d...

  6. Answer (1 of 3): No idea. The Romanovs have not been aristocrats for a long time, more than 100 years. I'm not sure if they know about this? There are 4 branches of descendants (from Michael, from Alexander, from Nikolai, from Constantine), and 3 branches have already died out (did not leave des...

  7. Ehm… The Holy Roman Empire was just a copy, an attempt to re-create the Roman one, because everyone in Europe needed such an institution: they wanted their laws ...

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