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A Royal House or Dynasty is a sort of family name used by royalty. It generally represents the members of a family in various senior and junior or cadet branches, who are loosely related but not necessarily of the same immediate kin. A family name, or surname, is the part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ... Royalty may refer to either: the royal family of a country with a monarchy royalties the payment made to the owner of a copyright, patent, or trademark, for the use thereof This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A cadet is a person who is junior in some way. ...


Because of royal intermarriage and the creation of cadet branches, a royal house generally will not entirely correspond to one family or place; members of the same house in different branches may rule entirely different countries and only be vaguely related. The family may have originated entirely elsewhere. Royal Intermarriage is the common practice of members of royal families marrying into other royal families. ...


The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, for example, originated in Germany as a ducal and electoral family. Today, it no longer holds any status in Germany, but different branches sit on various thrones, including those of the United Kingdom and Belgium. Former monarchs of Portugal and Bulgaria also belonged to this house, although they were not especially closely related, as they descended from different branches, some of them distinct for centuries. Capitals Coburg and Gotha Head of State Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Saxe-Coburg and Gotha or Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) served as the name of the two German duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha in Germany, in the present-day states of Bavaria... Duke is a title of nobility which refers to the sovereign male ruler of a Continental European duchy, to a nobleman of the highest grade of the British peerage, or to the highest rank of nobility in various other European countries, including Portugal, Spain and France (in Italy, principe is... The prince-electors or electoral princes of the Holy Roman Empire — German: Kurfürst (singular) Kurfürsten (plural) — were the members of the electoral college of the Holy Roman Empire, having the function of electing the Emperors of Germany. ...


Royal house names in Europe are taken from the father; in cases where a Queen regnant marries a prince of another house, their children (and therefore subsequent monarchs) belong to his house. Thus Britain's queen Victoria belonged to the House of Hanover, but her descendants by her consort prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha became members of that house. (The name was changed to Windsor in 1915.) This, by the way, is beginning to change: the children of queens regnant in the Netherlands and Luxembourg have retained their maternal House association and in the United Kingdom, by decision of Queen Elizabeth II, her descendants by her husband, Prince Philip of Greece, known as Mountbatten, will bear as surname the combined Mountbatten-Windsor. World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... A queen regnant is a female monarch who possesses all the monarchal powers that a king would have without regard to gender. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the eminent Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June, 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January, 1877, until her death in 1901. ... The House of Hanover (the Hanoverians) were a German royal dynasty of Lombard descent which succeeded the House of Stuart as kings of Great Britain in 1714. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Prince Albert piercing Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence Prince Albert of Monaco Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Prince Albert National Park, Canada Prince Albert in a Can This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... The House of Windsor, previously called the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, is the Royal House of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the other Commonwealth Realms. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) (born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms. ... The Duke of Edinburgh The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark) (born 10 June 1921, Greece) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. ... Under an ambiguously-worded Order-in-Council issued in 1960, the name Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname of some of the descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ...


Another way in which the royal house of a given country may change is when a foreign prince is invited to fill a vacant throne or a next-of-kin from a foreign house succeeds. This occurred with the death of childless Queen Anne of the House of Stuart: she was succeeded by a prince of the Hannover who was her nearest Protestant relative. Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. ... The Coat of Arms of King James I, the first British monarch of the House of Stuart. ... The House of Hanover (the Hanoverians) were a German royal dynasty of Lombard descent which succeeded the House of Stuart as kings of Great Britain in 1714. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ...


The House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg rules in Norway and ruled in Greece, because the modern founding monarchs of those nations were initially princes invited from Denmark, which is a fief of that house. No prince of any of these countries ever calls himself "Mr Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg", a monstrosity known only to genealogists, however. They call themselves "of Denmark", "of Norway" and "of Greece". Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg)), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg (Danish: Oldenborg), to which the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and the former royal house of Greece belong. ... Under the system of feudalism, a fiefdom, fief, feud or fee, consisted of heritable lands or revenue-producing property granted by a liege lord in return for a vassal knights service (usually fealty, military service, and security). ... Genealogy is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ...


Unlike all Europeans, most of the world's Royal Families do not really have family names and those that have adopted them rarely use them. They are referred to instead by their titles, often related to an area ruled or once ruled by that family. The name of a Royal House is not a surname; it just a convenient way of dynastic identification of individuals.


Reigning sovereign Houses

Capitals Coburg and Gotha Head of State Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Saxe-Coburg and Gotha or Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) served as the name of the two German duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha in Germany, in the present-day states of Bavaria... The House of Wangchuck has ruled Bhutan since it was unified in 1907. ... Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg)), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg (Danish: Oldenborg), to which the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and the former royal house of Greece belong. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hashemite (Arabic هاشمي) traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim, or clan of Hashem, a clan within the larger Quraish tribe. ... Flag of Nassau-Weilburg Nassau-Weilburg were a state in the current Germany which had existed from 1344 to 1816. ... The Grimaldi family (House of Grimaldi) is the royal family of the Principality of Monaco. ... The House of Orange-Nassau (in Dutch: Van Oranje-Nassau), a branch of the House of Nassau, has played a central role in the political life of the Netherlands since William I of Orange (also known as William the Silent and Father of the Fatherland) organised the Dutch revolt against... Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (in Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg (or Glücksborg)), from Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, is a line of the House of Oldenburg (Danish: Oldenborg), to which the royal houses of Denmark, Norway, and the former royal house of Greece belong. ... The House of Saud (Arabic: ‎ translit: ) is the royal family of Saudi Arabia. ... The House of Bourbon is an important European royal house. ... The House of Bernadotte, the current Royal House of the Kingdom of Sweden, has reigned since 1818. ... The Chakri dynasty have ruled Thailand since king Taksin was declared mad in 1782. ... The House of Windsor, previously called the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, is the Royal House of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the other Commonwealth Realms. ... Under an ambiguously-worded Order-in-Council issued in 1960, the name Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname of some of the descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... Capitals Coburg and Gotha Head of State Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Saxe-Coburg and Gotha or Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha) served as the name of the two German duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Saxe-Gotha in Germany, in the present-day states of Bavaria...

Deposed or extinct sovereign Houses

The majority of these nations are now republics or part of republics. The Princely Houses of Germany often have given their own names to the states they ruled.


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