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3. Yes, they must conform to the Fundamental Laws in order to be
considered dynasts. There are presently a number of qualifying Russian
dynasts in the Royal House of Prussia and the Serene House of
Then, for example, Prince Michael of Kent, descendant of equal
marriages from Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich, entered into a
morganatic marriage (for the Russian Law, because in Britain they don't
have morganatic marriages), does this make him not able to inherite the
throne, or is it irrelevant because he is a member of the British
Family and not part of the Russian?
P Michael's marriage would not be considered morganatic under the
Fundamental Law. If he asked the head of house's permission (it would have
been Vladimir Kirilovich at the time of his marriage), it likely would have
been considered an unequal marriage. What is likely more relevant is whether
or not he would have been considered a dynast of the Imperial House. My
guess - and it's only that - is that he is not.
Succession through the female line is based on relationship to the last
tsar. PM's only relationship to the Romanovs is through Olga Constantinova,
and it's a remote connection at best.
However, if he would be considered a dynast, his unequal marriage would not
exclude him from the throne, it would exclude his children and their