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Old 01-13-2013, 09:03 PM
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Should've listened to Mommy/Daddy

Has anybody ever thought about the royals who married against their parents wishes and it turned out their parents were quite right. The 2 who always come to mind is Nicholas II of Russia and the Emperor who insisted on marrying Sissi.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:15 PM
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Caroline de Monaco & Philippe Junot
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:17 PM
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Alfonso XIII of Spain and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:27 PM
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I've read that Frances Shand-Kydd tried to discourage Diana from marrying Charles.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:48 PM
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Also probably all of Stephanie's major relationships.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:22 AM
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I've read that Frances Shand-Kydd tried to discourage Diana from marrying Charles.
Heard the same!
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Alfonso XIII of Spain and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.
I think in this case it was Ena who should ahve listened to her uncle. Edward VII was set against the mnarriage, probably because he knew the kind of an that Alfonso was.
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Also probably all of Stephanie's major relationships.
Of course!
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:46 AM
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I don't get it... why did Ena's uncle discourage her from marrying Alfonso?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:44 PM
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king Willem III married Sophia of Wurttemburg and that marriage was NOT a success. His mother had been against it from a start, but IMO that probably didn't help the marriage either...

So either he should have listened to mother or moved far far away from her :)
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They wanted her married to Hanover originally. Not sure what a bargain this prince turned out to be.
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This prince did not turn out to be a bargain. To me it shows that mommy and daddy did not research very deeply into the prince, they were just in love with his title.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:40 PM
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In the old days, it was all about titles or trying to better one's self or forming alliances when it came to royal marriages. No one really cared if the couple got along or even liked each other. I imagine there was some who wished they hadn't listened to Mommy or Daddy.
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I don't get it... why did Ena's uncle discourage her from marrying Alfonso?
He was not, mentally, stable.
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Tsar Nicholas II, definitely.
However, there are also several prime examples of royals who most certainly shouldn't have listened to their parents, King Frederik VII and Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark for instance.
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Lady Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria. She married the Marquess of Lorne (later Duke of Argyll) against the wishes of her mother. They drifted apart eventually, although this may have been because they were unable to have children.
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At the moment probably AD Karlof Austria. Half the family stayed away from his wedding to Franscesca Thyssen. And since the couple sadly seperated they gave this self righteous side of the family more reasons to feel self righteous.
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I've read that Frances Shand-Kydd tried to discourage Diana from marrying Charles.
I thought it was that Frances didn't think it was a spectacular idea, but kept it to herself and didn't tell Diana? I thought I read that somewhere, but I could be wrong!
Although now that I think of it, there is something in The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown. Frances wanted to know whether she loved Charles or loved 'what he is', Diana retorted: "What's the difference?".
How reliable that is, I don't know. But I think that book is a tad gossipy.
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Alfonso XIII of Spain and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.
Anyone mind providing a little more info on this couple? I've never heard of them.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:24 AM
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Anyone mind providing a little more info on this couple? I've never heard of them.
He was the Grandfather of the current King of Spain, Juan Carlos, and she was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria through her youngest Princess Beatrice.
Amongst other things he was a mummys boy, weak willed and not very stable mentally. King Edward VII, Princess Enas uncle was against the marriage. I'm pretty sure that a worldy man such as he would have known what sort of man Alfonso was. I also think he disapproved of the volatie Spanish court and society and was concerned for Enas safety. Unfortunately Ena also brought her own problems, being considered cold and withdrawn by the Spanish people and bringing with her haemophilia.
There is an interesting story of their wedding day when a terrorist threw a bomb at the royal procession, killing several people and wounding others. While all the Spanish royal women were screaming and fainting and carrying on, Ena kept her cool and refused to allow herself to be incapicated by what was going on. For this she was disliked by the people for not showing enough emotion. The marriage fell apart after the revolution
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