Of course, it's a well-known fact that the Catholic kings of Bavaria married Protestant princesses (with the usual papal dispensations sought and granted), for three straight generations. It wasn't until the younger sons of King Ludwig I that one saw the Catholic princes marry Catholic princesses.
Luitpold, who would eventually serve as prince regent of the kingdom, established the Austrian branch of the House of Wittelsbach: he and his first two sons all married Habsburg archduchesses (albeit from different branches). Adalbert established the Spanish branch: he, his eldest son, and his eldest son's eldest son all married princesses of Spain (by then ruled by the House of Bourbon).
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