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Re: Agnatic queens -
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Prince Frederik of the Netherlands and his wife Princess Louise of Prussia had 4 children. Both their sons died young. Their oldest daughter (another Louise) married Carl Bernadotte later king of Sweden and Norway. The youngest daughter was of the same age as the son of her first cousin king Willem III. Frederik and his wife hoped to marry Marie to Wiwill, the prince of Orange. As Marie was well educated and wealthy she was on paper an ideal candidate. Unfortunately for her she was considered to be unattractive and hearing impaired. Queen Sophie loved her uncle Frederik but was not willing to consider his daughter as a potential wife for her son.
Sophie was one of those people who made a lot of people being either handsome, pretty or ugly. When her own youngest son Alexander turned out to be not that good-looking she commented that it may well have been a lesson for her to learn that people's exterior does not say much about their personality. By that time any chances of Wiwill and Marie had passed.
Had Wiwill married his cousin Marie either he or their oldest son would have succeeded Willem III in both the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Sophie had wanted either Alice or Helena of Great-Brittain as the wife of the Prince of Orange.
His brother Alexander seems to have proposed to Frederica of Hannover but was turned down.
In Württemberg King Wiulhelm I. married in 1820 his first cosuin, Duchess Pauline of Württemberg. She was a daughter of his uncle, Duke Ludwig
Has there ever been a queen consort of a country who was born a princess of her native dynasty? Such a thing would have resulted from a cousin marriage. It could have happened in the UK, had the man we know in history who eventually became King George V married his first cousin Marie, Princess of Edinburgh, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Princess "Missy", however, acted strongly under the influence of her mother in rejecting his hand.
Despite the fact that he had been created into the Duke of York by then, second and direct in the line of succession to the throne (his older brother having died unmarried and without issue), the Duchess of Edinburgh worked to prevent the union. Her actions were simply out of spite against the British royal family (who were in favor of the match), since she had been made to accept a low rank in the royal court -- despite being the only daughter of Czar Alexander II of Russia.
Anyhow, I was wondering about other countries, and whether there have been native-born queens consort (not regnant).
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