There were also articles about Martha Louise of Norway or the SWB Princesses, but those were only speculations by the press.
The last speculations were Princess Victoria of BTS and Princess Carolina of BP.
But I was referring to those who were an option.
: I remember the first princess linked in the
: press to Infant Felipe was Princess Nataly
: of Prussia, but of course she was born out
: of unequal marriage of her father. She lived
: or spent much time in Mallorca back then.
: --Previous Message--
: Yes, Tatiana was a real option and
: the ideal bride for Felipe for years. Their
: parents encouraged their marriage and it is
: even said that, at Alois's marriage in
: Vaduz, the PM of Liechtenstein said: next
: time we see in Madrid.
: Tatiana spent some years in Madrid. She even
: attended one of the BTS marriages. But, in
: the end, nothing happened. Contrary to your
: post, it is said that she showed no interest
: at all in the PoA.
: Another option was Archduchess Catharina of
: Austria (my option). She tried, but, a
: failure again.
: The only royal he had a relationship with
: was Caroline of Waldburg (from a mediatized
: Both King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were
: in favour of an equal marriage. But...
: Never heard about the Bavarian Princesses.
: They were not even known in Spain.
: --Previous Message--
: Did King Felipe VI of Spain, while Prince of
: the Asturias, even contemplate ANY royal
: princess as his would-be bride? Did he
: simply shut off all such possibilities? Did
: none ever attract his interest or intention?
: I've heard that Princess Tatiana of
: Liechtenstein was once mooted as a
: possibility, but evidently there was far
: more interest at her end, than at his. As
: such, she gave up on trying to attract his
: attention, and married a well-born (if not
: royal) gentleman.
: What I'm wondering is whether Princess
: Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria, ever
: tried to nab the Spanish heir for herself.
: After all, her mother has been characterized
: as an ambitious royal matchmaker. I wonder
: if she ever tried to push forward any of her
: daughters, as a potential bride for the
: future king of Spain. Certainly a kingdom
: is preferable to a mere principality ...
: Does anybody know if any such meeting or
: introduction was made? It's just
: speculation on my part; but it's entirely
: conceivable that her eldest WAS thought of
: as a match for the Spanish heir. However,
: if such a thing had happened, it would have
: left Tatiana in the hole. Perhaps the
: princely family of Liechtenstein got
: apprehensive about this, and said "no,
: Felipe is for our princess; you can have our
: heir, Alois, instead!"
: I've also wondered if Prince Albert II of
: Monaco, while heir to the throne, was
: considered a potential husband for any of
: the daughters of Prince Max of Bavaria, Duke
: in Bavaria ...
: I know that Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg,
: youngest son of Grand Duke Jean, was still
: available on the marriage market, as of 1993
: (the year Alois and Sophie got married).
: Certainly his parents would have been
: thrilled to welcome the likes of Sophie as a
: daughter-in-law. But then, from the
: standpoint of her parents, it may not have
: been the best match, since he was not heir
: to the throne (not having any real chance of
: inheriting the grand duchy).
: It's truly unfortunate that in that
: generation the royal heirs, on the whole,
: were not very serious in pursuing princess
: brides. In their defense, a number of their
: own parents' marriages were not strictly
: *equal*. Of the ten reigning monarchies of
: Europe, between 1980 and 2000 only the
: sovereign couples of the UK, Spain, and
: Luxembourg involved *equally* born spouses.
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