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January 5, 2014

Counting it Down to Some Like It Royal: 8 (in)Famous Royal Families

One can argue that a great many of the royal families in the world are actually related–in Western Europe, they are nearly ALL related thanks to one monarch: Queen Victoria also known as the Grandmother of Europe. Christian IX, King of Denmark, is also known as the “father-in-law” of Europe. So just where do their descendants rule? Their descendants currently occupy the thrones of Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and of course the United Kingdom. At the beginning of the first World War, their grandchildren ruled: Denmark, Germany, Greece, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. Few remember that […]