But King Otto was still on the Greek throne: in due time he, too, would be deposed, forced out of the country and back to his native land (1862, when he and his queen boarded a frigate). Meanwhile, there had been a number of additions to the Bavarian royal court -- with the marriages of his three brothers.
So who, after Queen Marie, was the highest-ranking lady there? After all, his sisters-in-law all began their married lives in Germany, with his wife becoming a late addition. He and she would not have even been there, but for events and developments. Queen Therese had died in 1854; so Queen Amalia certainly didn't have to vie with her mother-in-law for rank and precedence in Bavaria.
But the situation with the wives of her husband's brothers had to have been tricky, since they all had head starts as members of the royal court. Then, all of a sudden, this interloper from Greece arrived on the scene and tried to assert a place there -- perhaps even attempted to outrank them (excepting Marie)?
How exactly did rank work, after the return of Otto and the arrival of a newcomer (which was what his wife technically was, having begun her married life in a foreign land)? Did Amalia have precedence over Archduchess Auguste Ferdinande of Austria-Tuscany and Infanta Amalia of Spain, or did they both outrank her in Bavaria?
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