Originally Posted by ysbel
When I was in Germany, I saw a report of the wedding on the news. The location looked very regal and beautiful.
They showed an interview with Duke Franz, the bride's uncle, and he seemed very pleased and charming.
I wouldn't necessarily call the Bavarian Royal House a minor royal, but non-reigning. They have a history that goes back as far as the Hapsburgs and in the Middle Ages they were considered more powerful than the Hapsburgs. For awhile Bavarian duchesses were very prized brides of the largest houses in Europe.
Until 1918 they were on reigned one of the four Kingdoms in Germany. And the reigned in bavaria for 700 years.
Originally Posted by ladybelline
You are right. There are at least two Bavarian princesses marrying kings (or future kings) of France for example: Isabella of Bavaria married Charles VI in 1385, and Maria Christina of Bavaria married the heir of Louis XIV in 1680.
There where many more.
From the daughters of King Maximilian I. Joseph:
his oldest daughter Charlotte Auguste (Later karoline Auguste) she married first the future King Wilhelm I. of Württemberg but the marriage was divorced in 1814, secondly she married as his fourth wife Emperor Franz I. of Austria
Elisabeth (12801-1873) married King Friedrich Wilhelm IV. of Prussia
Amalie (1801-1877) married King Johann of Saxony
Marie (1805-1877) married King Friedrich August II. of Saxony
Sophie (1805-1872) married Achduke Franz Karl of Austria and was the mother of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
From the ducal line
Elisabeth (1837-1898) married Emperor Franz Joseph I. of Austria
her niece Elisabeth (1876-1965) married King Albert I. of the Belgians
Marie (1841-1925)married King Francesco II. of the Two Sicilies
Marie Gabrielle (1878-1912) married the future Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria