After Harald of Norway made it clear he would not be pressed into a marriage with a royal princess (either Sofia or Irene) and Sofia's marriage to Juan Carlos did Frederika have a particular prince in mind for her younger daughter princess Irene?
Not sure if Friederike was very keen in loosing her younger daughter .
After all, many Queens wanted one daughter to stay at home and keep her company.
Victoria and Beatrice (and the impositions QV made to let her marry) Alexandra and Toria, her sister Thyra and Olga, etc.
At one time, Irene dated Pr.Michel of France but nothing came out of there.
Yesterday I posted about a possible romance between Pss.Irene and Jesus Aguirre, who would become the Duchess of Alba's 2nd husband.
Irene was the long time companion of her mother and they lived in India and Madrid together for many years.
She is supposed to have had a partner in London but I am not sure if the affair started before or after Frederike's death.
No, Queen Frederika was not against. After "losing" Harald, he was the best option for Sophia to become Queen. And she explained in her memoirs that, when Prince Constantine told his parents that Prince Juan Carlos was interested in their daughter at the Duke of Kent's wedding, they were delighted.
Yes, Queen Frederika and Queen VE had a discussion , but about some details of the wedding, not about the wedding itself.
AFAIK, King Juan Carlos had a good relationship with Uncle Palo and Aunt Freddie.
I read somewhere, correct me if I'm wrong, that Queen Frederika was initially against her daughter, Sofia, marrying the then, Prince Juan Carlos of Spain. Moreover, I understand that Frederika and Juan Carlos' grandmother, Queen Victoria Eugenie (Ena), had a confrontation over this issue. So, with this being said, what was Juan Carlos' relationship with his mother and father-in-law?