It's never been confirmed though and Fabiola did go on to have 4 or 5 pregnancies who all ended too soon for any child to be alive.
Pilar would have made a great Queen of the Belgians and a marriage between her and Boudewijn might have kept more continental monarchies sticking to equal marriages.
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: Infanta Cristina, Alfonso XIII's youngest
: daughter, was a cheerful but not very bright
: person. When King Leopold III of Belgium
: his beloved Astrid, Cristina set her eyes on
: 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 !
: Her comments do sound rather tactless and
: silly and yet I can sympathise with her and
: her sister's predicament and frustration at
: the threat of carrying haemophilia
: interfering and possibly ruining their
: chances of making an equal marriage.
: 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.
: Of course there was no danger that Infanta
: Pilar could carry haemophilia as her father
: was completely healthy and a woman can only
: inherit the defective gene from a
: haemophiliac father or a mother who herself
: carries the gene.
: 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...
: Is there evidence that King Baudouin was
: dissuaded from contemplating a match with
: Infanta Pilar in the mistaken belief she
: could be a haemophiliac carrier?
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