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Re: Older son-in-law
User logged in as William F
We’re cutting it close, but Isabella of Valois, was the second wife of King Richard II of England. He was 29 and she was 6 when they were married. Richard II was born in 1367 and his Father-in-Law, Charles VI of France, was born in 1368 meaning Charle’s on-in-Law was one year older.
This has probably happened quite frequently in European royal history -- especially in the past, when marriages were typically arranged for political reasons. So a princess might very well be married off extremely young to a man old enough to be her father, if not grandfather (Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont married, as his second wife, King Willem III of the Netherlands, who was old enough to be her grandfather).
The result, then, was that a royal might very well have a son-in-law older than himself. Can anybody name examples of this happening?