They sought flexibility in enforcing matrimonial regulations and tolerated morganatic
unions when expedient--as did Emperor Franz Josef when he accepted Archduke Franz Ferdinand as his heir.
The lack of assent to a morganatic
marriage by the Canadian parliament or any other Commonwealth parliament would have no legal effect.
As might be expected, as well as taking their usual fare of Italian Old Masters, the gallery is also taking coals to Newcastle, offering the likes of a pair of oval flower paintings by Gerard van Spaendonck of around 1783 which were probably acquired by the Duc de Berry, later Louis XVI, and which have passed by descent to the Duchesse's heirs from her morganatic
marriage to the Principe di Campofranco.
As the notion of her becoming Queen is unacceptable, in many quarters, the best way of achieving this is through a morganatic
Conspirators at the grand-ducal court had supposedly switched him in his infancy with a dying baby, so that the throne would pass to a side line of the grand-ducal Zahringen family, descended from what had originally been a morganatic
The Perovski are the younger branch of the family of the famous Rasumousky, the morganatic
husband of the Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, who occupied the throne of Russia in the middle of the last century (1741-1762).
At the morganatic
ceremony, his less-than-royal wife renounced, for herself and for her children, any claim to the Habsburg throne.
Jane Austen's feelings were shared by a great number of the Prince's subjects--his adulterous affairs, his morganatic
marriage, bastard children, and the treatment of his wife had alienated and shocked the public.
Burr, Miranda and Title II: A Morganatic
Marriage, 1969 SUP.
Fox does not explain by what morganatic
arrangement it was permissible for Nancy Astor, now Lady Astor, to stand for his seat, but stand she did.
Later I learned that Paul Lambrino was the direct descendant, two generations removed, of a very brief morganatic
marriage by King Michael's father, a marriage that was almost immediately annulled and its child unrecognized.