Originally Posted by SASSY
I always had the feeling that Tatiana had a crush on Felipe. I remember the gossip being that she was among several young ladies of royal or noble birth that would come to Spain to......"study Spanish".
Loved all that
I was very young at the time, and not a royal watcher still (I began to follow royalty shortly before F&L´s engagement), but there were a time when several princesses from non-reigning houses were sent to Madrid, officially to study or to work on some bussiness, but there were lots of rumours about their families sending them to know Felipe, and that the King´s House organized dates in Zarzuela.
I´m not sure if it´s true at all, but Hola dedicated many, many numbers to those princesses. Tatjiana was one; I recall Sophie and Catharina of Habsbourg as well, and I think Catharina of Bourbon-Palma too.
I recall it because my grandmother bought the number with a big report of Archduchess Sophie, she was stunning. She was the favourite of my father too. Others liked Tatjiana, others Catharina...God, hey were like football teams, waiting to see who would "win"!