Originally Posted by Mermaid1962
It all makes sense now. The king possibly didn't want an heir who would become known for having one-night stands.
I think it goes deeper than that.
All along, I have had a sense that the King wanted to do all he could to protect:
1) the image/honour of the Royal House from being tarnished as much as possible.
2) the royal house from being targeted as a source of easy cash (present or future).
3) future generations from having to deal with another "Prince" Paul scenario.
4) his Grandson from being used as a vehicle to get at the cash or destroy the honour of the family.
What a sad coincidence that Her Majesty the Queen should have died exactly one year to the date after the removal of the HRH et al from Nicholas...