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Should royalty marry commoners?

Yes, of course! Love is love! 0.76026174895895 76.0% [ 1278 ]
No, never. They should stay in their own class. 0.048185603807258 4.8% [ 81 ]
Totally indifferent/don't care. 0.14217727543129 14.2% [ 239 ]
What?! There's a wedding?! 0.049375371802499 4.9% [ 83 ]
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There is no English word powerful enough to describe the size of the ******** I do not give.
i didnt know that she was commoner. I think its great thats hes marrying her; they really seem to love one another smile
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Seeing as Queen Victoria married the kids/grandkids into every royal family in Europe, inbreeding is a problem with royalty/royalty.
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If anyone claiming to be "royal" actually renounced their status for the big lie it actually is, it would be quite uncommon.
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They should be allowed to marry commoners, otherwise they'll dash my hope of marrying a prince and becoming royalty in a far off country heart
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Absolutely.

They are people just like you and me
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We want to know your thoughts! The big wedding is coming up but... Should Prince William really marry Kate Middleton? Should royalty marry commoners or should they stick to other royalty? Let us know!


Until late last century, royalty did pretty much stick to other royalty, to use your words. It wasn't unusual even 150 years ago for first cousins to marry, because it's not like the pool of available royals has ever been a big one. The royal families of Europe are more inbred than lab mice and small town rednecks are extremely genetically diverse in comparison. It's only recently the family tree has started to fork. Queen Victoria of England had lots of kids and those kids married into all the royal families of Europe, making World War I one heck of an ugly family feud, and she's the reason all the European royal families were plagued with hemophilia about a century ago. King George V of England and Czar Nicholas II of Russia were spitting images of one another. Back in the early 1500s, Juana, a princess of Spain, married Phillip, the heir to the throne of the Hapsburg Empire. They shared *eleven* great-grandparents. At roughly the same time, Juana's brother and one of Phillip's sisters also married.

Focusing on the English royal family, there's precious little English blood flowing in the Windsors. Since the early 18th century, the English monarchs have been totally or primarily of German descent (it was more of a mixed bag prior to that, but still a lot of non-English/British in the gene pool). There's some Danish in there, and Prince Phillip hails from Greece (how much Greek is actually in him requires looking at his pedigree).
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If anyone claiming to be "royal" actually renounced their status for the big lie it actually is, it would be quite uncommon.


You mean abdicating? Edward VIII did that in 1936, so he could marry Wallis Simpson. She was twice divorced, which made her ineligible to be the wife of a reigning British monarch, not to mention there was such a taboo on divorce that there were restrictions on when and in what settings the royal family would have anything to do with people who were divorced.
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...considering how most royalty is related by blood anyway, marrying outside that particular social class has to happen if you don't want a royal family like that of Spain a few centuries ago...
oh please. this is the 21st Century, not medieval times, when intermarrying other royal families worked to secure kingdoms.

Besides, Prince Charles married Diana, she wasn't royalty.
She was a member of the aristocracy, but not the monarchy.

What does class have to do w/anything anymore?
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Um, why is this even being asked?
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Well, why not? There's not much to choose from in the "strictly royal" area, and there's been enough problems in the past with that idea. Class changes are much more common these days, so, you can't count 'common' as uneducated or poor or anything that when such an idea was popular was likely the case.


Hello did anyone else see how Ugly Charles is? Only because of Princess Di did Prince William and Harry turn out good lucking, need some fresh blood.
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Royal/Aristrocratic inbreeding should be frowned upon a heck of a lot more. All this "stick to your kind/pure breed" nonsense has really brought about some real numbskulls due to their never cleaning their gene pool out once in a while.


I'm tired of horse-faced royals. I'm glad for William and Kate. Congrats when the 29th comes around....just don't expect me to tune into the event. I think I'll be napping.
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There is no English word powerful enough to describe the size of the ******** I do not give.


All my tips to this!

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