: It's true that there were rumours between
: the PoW and Pss Caroline, forgetting the
: small fact that Caroline is a catholic and
: probably would not say "London is
: worth an anglican mass" .
This was apparently totally baseless.
: Rumours linked Charles to another Catholic
: Princess: Marie Astrid of Luxembourg.
Also baseless, and Buckingham Palace took the unusual step of forcefully denying it, noting that the two did not even know each other and stating that the British RF did not do arranged marriages [anymore]."
: Wasn't Pss Anne related by the press to the
: then Pr.Carl-Gustav of Sweden ?
: I guess she never contemplated leaving UK
: and all the benefits she gets .
: How about Edward? Never read anything. It
: seemed their aunt Margaret was thought
: perfect for Bertil of Sweden, especially to
: his sister Ingrid of Denmark.
: How about Bertil’s nieces Margaretha,
: Désirée and Christina? Any royal match ever
: King Constantine of Greece was very much in
: favour of a wedding between his daughter
: Alexia and Pr. Andrew.
: Henri of Luxembourg wedding to Maria Teresa
: faced some opposition from the GDF.
: Apparently GDss Charlotte had
: "picked" for him one of the twin
: brazilian Orléans e Bragança sisters, IIRC
: one of them was her god-daughter, with full
: support of J-C.
: --Previous Message--
: I don't think Max and his wife minded very
: They have 5 daugthers. Only two married
: Royal and the second first to a younger son
: of the Wurtemberg family (his older brothers
: were both at that time still unwed).
: My guess is that they were happy 4 of their
: 5 daughters found a man to marry and the
: fact that two of them were royal and at
: least one of the non-royal sons-in-law from
: a very well to do family were just happy
: additional factors.
: There was talk in the 1980's of setting up
: marriages between Philip of Belgium and one
: of the Infanta's and another option for the
: Infanta Elena was one of the dukes of
: Wurtemberg. Considering that his mother
: Diane is not exactly high on the list of
: Queen Sofia's favourite people such a match
: was not going to be pushed by Sofia. (Sofia
: is supposed to have said of Anne d'Orleans,
: duchess of Calabria that she was the only
: child of the extensive Orleans-brood she
: Albert II of Monaco was never truely linked
: to any Royal bride.
: His sister Caroline was linked to the prince
: of Wales by the gossip press and when a
: journalist asked Willem-Alexander of the
: Netherlands if he would marry a princess he
: said something about Stephanie of Monaco but
: more like she was the only princess of a
: reigning house in his age.
: Queen Sofia of Spain probably did not push
: hard for Royal matches as she wanted to
: spair her children her own history of being
: often betrayed.
: Queen Elizabeth II of the UK never really
: thought of any Royal matches for her
: children. Did she not comment on
: Marie-christine von Reibnitz as being very
: grand for their family? Not that i can think
: of available non-German Royal options for
: her three oldest children.
: Martha Louise of Norway was linked in the
: press to Edward.
: Of the 5 children of Jean and
: Josephine-Charlotte 3 married either equal
: (daughters) or with someone from a Royal
: line (Guillaume) only Henri and Jean junior
: married commoners. JC is supposed to have
: been less than welcoming to Henri's wife due
: to her background and Jean junior lost his
: successionrights when he married.
: Harold of Norway had to fight his father's
: resistance for a marriage to Sonja for
: almost a decade and said no to matches with
: among others Irene of Greece.
: Lilian of Belgium wanted her daughter
: Marie-Christine to marry Carl XVI Gustaf but
: neither of the two young people showed any
: interest. This story was later mentioned by
: Daphne herself.
: It seems princess Armgard of
: Lippe-Biesterfeld did want her
: granddaughters to marry royal and may have
: played a role in introducing Irene to
: Charles Hughues de Bourbon Parma.
: Beatrix never dated Royal men and Margriet
: already dated Pieter from the start of her
: Christina of the Netherlands moved out of
: her parents' home at age 15. In age she
: would have been right for the prince of
: Wales but her handicap, looks and forceful
: character made her an unlikely choice for
: Martha Louise of Norway was in the right age
: for many of the crownprinces and their
: brothers but she had relationships with
: other men. I believe she dated an Englishman
: from the horse circels she was in and when
: she studied in the Netherlands for a while
: she was involved with a student from a
: normal background who worked as the
: nightporter of a hotel.
: Nicholas of Greece was suggested for
: Victoria of Sweden but they never dated.
: There were stories in the media about
: Victoria and Frederik or Willem-Alexander
: but i believe there was nothing other than
: friendship between them.
: --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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