: She was pregnant in 1812 but lost the child.
: Had it been a son he would have been raised
: under the guidance of Louis XVIII who was a
: good constitutional king. So even if Charles
: X had messed up between 1830 and 1840 a
: grown son of the Dauphin and Dauphine would
: have been a good candidate for the throne.
: Had the child been a girl she would probably
: have been married to Ferdinand d'Orleans. In
: that scenario a marriage between the Duke
: and Duchess of Berry might never have
: occurred as it would have meant the throne
: would pass from Louis XVIII to his brother
: Charles X and from him to his son
: Louis-Antoine. He in return might have been
: succeeded by his son-in-law Ferdinand.
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: in a way it is so typical of those '
: but what gives you the idea that children of
: her own would be safing the monarchy. She
: was far too set in the old ways as she could
: have brought up children in a way that would
: suit modern times. The. comte de Chambord,
: her nephew, whom she raised, proves that.
: On a personal level one can understand her
: approach as she had gone through hell, but
: politically speaking properly a different
: assessment is required
She married her first cousin and that increased the risks of birth defects. Medical science then was ignorant of this. However a Papal dispensation was probably required as they were close relatives.
Her husband was a very limited person indeed and there was speculation at the time of the marriage whether he was capable of doing his duty as a husband.
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