My wife and I were watching some movie about royalty and it got me thinking about something. Do through the generations members of royal families become "commoners"? I mean if someones Great-Grandfather was a prince. An he had 3 kids who each had 3 kids and so on. How spread out would the wealth and status be for the Great nephews, neices who are not the eldest of the eldest. I know not all royals or lords are wealthy. But, even wealthy ones have limits of how disperesed their assets become.