Re: Marriages of "Grand-heirs"
Posted by Gary on 19/11/2010, 2:45:57, in reply to "Re: Marriages of "Grand-heirs""
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: If you are interested in
: "collecting" as many examples as
: possible, and not just the most recent ones
: from each monarchy, there is also, for
: Sweden, the marriage of Prince Gustaf Adolf
: (later Gustaf VI Adolf) to Princess Margaret
: of Connaught in 1905.
Yes, you have caught onto my silly game. Thanks for Gustaf Adolf and Margaret.
: And for the UK, there is the marriage of
: Princess Charlotte of Wales to Leopold of
: Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (who would later become
: Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and after
: that King Leopold I of the Belgians) in
: 1816. (Or maybe that one doesn't count, as
: Charlotte was never her father's heiress
: apparent, only his heiress presumptive,
: since a younger brother would have preceded
: her in the line of succession. If there was
: ever a royal couple who were unlikely to get
: another child together, it was the Prince
: Regent and Caroline of Brunswick, of course,
: but on the other hand, there was always the
: possibility that the Prince Regent's wife
: could die and he could remarry and have a
Exactly. Thus, it doesn't count toward my "collection." Only heirs apparent to the heir apparent to a throne will do!