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Tsar Ferdinand of the Bulgarians
Posted by Jane
on 12/6/2019, 13:40:00
I read that before marrying Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma, he first sought a princess from a reigning royal house -- i.e. Clara of Bavaria (youngest daughter of Prince Adalbert and Infanta Amelia Filippina of Spain). However, her uncle (Prince Luitpold, who by then was serving as regent of the kingdom) blocked the marriage. Evidently he was opposed to any union of a Wittelsbach and this newly elected Coburg sovereign of Bulgaria.
Does anybody know why?