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royal and noble families of Europe used to intermarry. Most of Europe's monarchies are descended from just a couple of families, notably the German noble families of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.

https://www.dw.com/en/lilibet-and-friends-europes-royal-fami...

While the family trees are complicated, and there are many ways that Europe's royals are all related to each other, one of the simplest is to look at King George II, who was the King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1727 until 1760.

George's descendants now head Europe's royal families, as his children and grandchildren married royals from around the continent.

This means that royals in Britain, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and Monaco are all distantly related to each other.

https://www.insider.com/how-europe-royal-families-related-20...
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