: disapproved of his first marriage, to
: Duchess Marie Gabriele of Bavaria. Does
: anybody know why? It surely could not have
: been because of her status. After all, the
: ducal branch of the House of Wittelsbach was
: dynastic, not morganatic. Therefore, she
: was of *equal* birth to her husband -- just
: like like his second wife (Princess
: Antoinette of Luxembourg). If nothing else,
: she had an aunt from the same branch who
: became the Empress of Austria-Hungary ...
Is it possible that the couple's parents simply did not like each other?
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