A.XIII married V-Eugenie of Battenberg in May 1906 when Pilar was barely 15 so not a prospective bride.
Correct me if I am wrong but I don't think she was even part of the list of prospective brides the spaniards were called to vote for.
As for widowers marrying sisters-in-law, you are right.
When D.Manuel succeeded to the throne, the Catholic Kings offered him the hand of Infanta Maria.
D.Manuel refused and asked for Maria's sister Isabel hand.
D.Manuel knew Infanta Isabel for ages.
Both had been confined at D.Manuel's mother palace after the Terçarias de Moura treaty together with Isabel's future husband D.Afonso.
D.Manuel was one year older than Isabel who was 5 years older than D.Afonso.
D.Manuel supposedely fell in love with Isabel during the Terçarias (1481-83) and the enfatuation continued while she was briefly married to his nephew Infante D.Afonso who died after a horsefall.
Naturally D.Manuel kept his feelings in secrecy during D.João II's reign.
Any move towards the King's daughter-in-law would have been considered lèse-Majesté treason and D.Manuel knew the King (his 1st cousin and brother-in-law) was not someone to be aggravated.
D.Manuel still remembered that D.João had murdered personally his elder brother D.Diogo Duke of Viseu.
After D.João II's death and his accession to the throne, D.Manuel naturally asked for Isabel's hand.
As the Infanta showed no interest in remarrying, the Catholic Kings offered the hand of their 3rd daughter Maria, but D.Manuel insisted - it had to be Isabel and she was persuaded to marry him.
After her death in consequence of a difficult childbirth, wanting to preserve the peace in the peninsula, and avoid that D.Manuel would re-marry any other european princess, namely a french one, Maria was pushed again towards D.Manuel who accepted her.
True or legend, Maria is quoted to have said to D.Manuel that in the end of the day, the two were meant to be husband and wife, a subtle reference to the king's previous rejection of her.
Another case of a widower marrying his sister-in-law happened in the early 19th century.
Fernando VII's brother, Infante D.Carlos, had married his niece Infanta D.Maria Francisca of Bragança, mother of his 3 sons, the daughter of King D.João VI and Queen Carlota Joaquina of Spain, Carlos' sister.
When D.Maria Francisca died, D.Carlos married her elder sister, Infanta D.Maria Teresa.
When Queen D.Estefânia died of typhoid fever in 1859, her husband King D.Pedro V considered askinf for her sister´s hand Pss.Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen.
The Duke of H-Sigmaringen politely refused argueing that Pss.Marie was too young.
D.Pedro V survived Queen D.Estefânia for c. 2 years and died in 1861.
Pss.Marie of H-S ended up marrying Pr.Philippe of Belgium count of Flanders only in 1867.
A curious case, not envolving widowers.
King D.Afonso VI of Bragança (1643-83) was severely handicapped.
Even so, he succeeded his father King D.João IV first king of the Bragança dynasty.
D.Afonso VI was married to Pss.Maria Francisca Isabel of Savoy-Nemours in 1666.
But the Queen was so disgussed to her husband that shortly after the marriage, she locked herself in a convent and asked for the annullement of the wedding on the grounds that it had never been consumated.
Eventually Rome issued a decree anulling the marriage.
Two years later, in 1668, the Counsel of State deposed the king and appointed his brother infante D.Pedro as Regent.
D.Pedro, being a fine and able man, asked his sister-in-law in marriage, and, after obtaining Rome's dispensation, the two got married.
After their marriage, former Queen D.Maria Francisca assumed her husband's title as Princess-Regent although she kept all the honours due to a Queen.
When deposed King D.Afonso VI died in September 1683, D.Maria Francisca regained her title of Queen next to her second husband D.Pedro II, but she died just 3 months after he 1st husband so she could not enjoy her title for a long period.
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