Weird History Royal Twins Throughout History

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A List of royal twins, with photos! This list includes both fraternal and identical twins who were also royalty. Only 2% of the world's population are twins, and only 0.2% are identical twins. Why have a singleton when you can double the kids for double the fun? To this day, twins are considered exotic. Couples trying for their first child often muse that fraternal twins (one boy, one girl) would be ideal. In scientific terms, identical twins are known as "monozygotic" and fraternal twins as "dizygotic."

While twins may be unusual, some researchers suggest that as many as 1 in 8 pregnancies begin as twins, however, only one fetus is brought to full term as the other disintegrates. This is known as "Vanishing Twin Syndrome". There is also such a thing as semi-identical twins in which the twins inherit identical genes from their mother, but different genes from their father. This list of royal twins in history includes all types of twins, and they have all done something notable.

Archduchess Michaela of Austria


Michaela von Habsburg Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Countess of Kageneck, is the daughter of Otto von Habsburg and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen. She is the twin sister of Monika von Habsburg. ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany

Archduchess Monika of Austria


Monika von Habsburg, Princess Imperial and Archduchess of Austria, Princess Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, Duchess of Maqueda and Santangelo, the daughter of Otto von Habsburg and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen. She is the twin sister of Michaela von Habsburg. Archduchess Monika married Luis María ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany

Prince Jaime, Count of Bardi


Prince Jaime Bernardo of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi is the second son and third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and late Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma. He is a member of the Royal and Ducal House of Bourbon-Parma, and also an extended member of the Dutch Royal Family. The prince is the ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Nijmegen, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma


Princess Margarita Maria Beatriz of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, is the eldest daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, and is member of the Royal and Ducal House of Bourbon-Parma, as well of the Dutch Royal Family. ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Nijmegen, Kingdom of the Netherlands