But his wife, Queen D.Leonor, opposed vigorously.
1. D.Jorge was her husband's illegitimate son, and although he was raised in the royal court near the queen, he remained the king's bastard son.
2. After Prince D.Afonso's death, the heir to the throne was none other than the Queen's brother, D.Manuel, duke of Beja, cousin and brother-in-law to the king.
D.Leonor moved all her ibfluence near the Pope and the Castillian court (her mother and Isabel the Catholic's mother were sisters so the 2 queens were close) in order to prevent D.Jorge to become the heir to the throne, and she succeeded in securing the crown to her brother D.Manuel.
D.Jorge always kept a very low profile and never questioned the succession his father intended for him.
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