Infanta Cristina, Alfonso XIII's youngest daughter, was a cheerful but not very bright person.
When King Leopold III of Belgium lost his beloved Astrid, Cristina set her eyes on him.
In an interview she said that it was all right for her to marry Leopold and have his children.
If any child was infected, there was no problem.
Leopold already had a heir and a spare.
Very profound !
Cristina and her sister Beatriz had always been out of royal radar because of the danger of infecting other Royal Houses.
Alfonso XIII found the way out for them by marrying them to their Galliera cousins.
A nice move that certainly would have charmed the Galliera boys and jeopardise their possibility of bringing up a healthy family.
When the family had to leave for exile, the Infantas lost the only ace they had - belonging to a reigning RF with all its benefits - and the Galliera princes grab the oportunity to choose their wives.
On the next generation, the ghost of haemophylia still endured.
Q.Ena and the CoB wanted very much that Infanta Pilar would marry King Baudouin.
A perfect match that would strenghten the prestige of the dethroned SRF by marrying into a reigning RF.
In the end, the King not only followed his heart but dismissed the possibilty of having sick sons.
Little did he know he would never father any son...
: --Previous Message--
: His nephew Alessandro Lequio claimed he
: suffered from some sort of blood coagulation
: deficiency a few years ago.
: He choose not to use the term haemophylia
: It's possible that there may have been other
: cases but because haemophilia is so much
: more treatable these days than it was a
: century ago, it's probably not as important
: an issue to mention anymore like it was back
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