The situation was a double-edged sword, since she and her husband were extremely anxious to have a son for the grand ducal succession. Female succession under the semi-Salic law isn't allowed as long as there are still dynastic males in the house. As it was, the future Grand Duke Guillaume IV had a half-uncle still living, when all six of his own daughters were born.
Prince Nikolaus (who had married morganatically) eventually predeceased his much older half-brother, Grand Duke Adolphe, by several months. Otherwise, had he survived both his half-brother and half-nephew, he would have succeeded to the throne -- and likely de-morganatized his own marriage, to ensure the succession of his own son, Georg.
So with the Merenborgs breathing down their necks, it was that much more imperative for the hereditary grand ducal couple to produce a son -- notwithstanding the fact that any hypothetical son would have been raised in the Protestant faith.
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