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Posted by Jane on 4/11/2021, 3:14:00User logged in as JanEl
I read somewhere that when the young Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary was shopping around for a royal bride, his mother (the formidable Archduchess Sophie) was actually open to the idea of a union between her son and a Protestant -- provided, of course, that the hypothetical bride was of equal birth, and was willing to convert to Catholicism.
In fact, it almost happened: he was said to have fallen in love with a lovely young princess who was of the Protestant faith. However, nothing came of the pursuit, as she married someone else, for some reason or another (perhaps she wasn't willing to become a Catholic).
Does anybody know who the lady was?