There were indeed royal families pre Victoria, but boy did she influence the blood lines....
Sure but so did others. Christian the 9th of Denmark, for instance, aka the Father in law of Europe. And I'm sure there are similar examples in other royal houses as well.
In the end, though, they're all related through many generations.
And let's not forget the formidable Monsieur, the brother of the Sun King Louis XIV, Philippe Duke of Orléans, also called "the grandfather of Europe". Such a character if you've ever read about him. Loved his two wives and his boyfriends all the same, was unabashedly effeminate yet a great military commander and became an ancestor of most modern-day Roman Catholic royalty. And that sharp tongue...
Just love that guy!https://i.pinimg.com/736x...6b58f2297b5854f02c734.jpghttps://en.wikipedia.org/...e_I,_Duke_of_Orl%C3%A9ans
And then there was Empress Maria Theresa of Austria (add all the titles she had) marrying off her children all over Europe.
But to get back on topic (sorry for drifting away!). I've always found it a bit rude the way BRF wants to isolate themselves on their island. Even more so today than before. I don't see that changing either with the way they seem to be completely uninterested in other royal families. Charles is unlikely to change things and I'd be surprised if we'd see Kate and Wills attending more events in the future. It would be difficult to start building good and close relationships after all this time. Would they do it?