This was in fact the end of the portuguese monarchy, as, two and and a half years later, D.Carlos' younger son, the unprepared and vain D.Manuel II, lost his throne after a reign that was a footnote in the history books.
You must be wondering why I am posting this here and not at the Franco Iberian MB.
A short time ago, I read that the powers (not sure which) suggested Pr.Andrew of Greece to occupy the vacant portuguese throne.
That seemes to me the most extravagant idea.
Portugal had two candidates - the exiled king D.Manuel II and D.Miguel, the duke of Braganša.
Pr.Andrew was a total unknown person in Portugal and would not gather any support from the royalists already divided between the 2 Braganša cousins.
OK, the powers have imposed candidates in several Balkan countries (Roumania, Bulgaria and Greece) that were ignored from most of their populations.
My question is when exactly was Pr. Andrew's name suggested as a candidate for Portugal's throne ?
Before or after WW1 ?
Which countries supported him ?
It is interesting to remark the implications of his acceptance of the portuguese crown.
His only son, Philip, would be the crown-prince and heir to the throne and, should the monarchy have survived, Philip would not have been able to marry the british heiress.