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Old 12-12-2007, 01:23 PM
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Shortest Royal Marriages

Either by Death or Divorce, can Anyone tell my the shortest marriages in royal history.

I know of Princess Filippa of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn who was killed in a car crash 3 months after her wedding.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:15 AM
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Well George IV's marriage to Mrs. Fitzherbert, if that even counts as a true marriage, since it was quickly annulled, was pretty short :)
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In Spain, King Alfonso XII's marriage to Princess Maria de Las Mercedes of Orleans only lasted six months. The new Queen died both of tuberculosis and miscarriage, aged 18.

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Old 02-02-2008, 11:34 AM
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Archduchess Elisabeth Caecilia of Austria married James Litchfield on 9 Oct 1982 and then died 18 May 1983

7 months and 9 days
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Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness of Massy (sister of the late Prince Rainier III) and John Gilpin married on 28 July 1983. He died suddenly six weeks later.
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King Alexander III of Scotland married Yolande of Dreux on October 5, 1285. They were married for over four months from 1285 to 1286 until Alexander died March 19, 1286.
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Well George IV's marriage to Mrs. Fitzherbert, if that even counts as a true marriage, since it was quickly annulled, was pretty short :)
know this is an old post but George wasn't really married to Mrs Fitz. and it wasn't as far as I know annulled. He married her illegally and they split up, and he married Caroline of Brunswick. then when he left Caroline, Mrs F got a papal declaration that she was really married in religious temrs to George...
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James V of Scotland was only married to Madeeline of France for about 6 months, she died of consumption. and Mary Stuart was only married to Bothwell for a month before he left her and went on the run....
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Bothwell and Mary died husband and wife.
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Techniclaly yes, but she was trying ot get the marriage annulled in later years, and they were only together as a married couple for about 1 month.
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Marriage that ended by death before it even started:
P.Albert Victor (of UK) and P.Mary of Teck were engaged for 6 weeks when he died of influenza, 6 weeks before their wedding would have taken place. Mary later married her fiancee's younger brother George.
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James V of Scotland was only married to Madeeline of France for about 6 months, she died of consumption. and Mary Stuart was only married to Bothwell for a month before he left her and went on the run....
Poor Madeleine de Valois was a very delicate Princess and was known as the "Summer Queen" ,she arrived in Scotland on the 19th of May and died on the 7th of July 1537.
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Henry VIII of England's 4th marriage to Anne of Cleves was annulled after 6 months
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Marriage that ended by death before it even started:
P.Albert Victor (of UK) and P.Mary of Teck were engaged for 6 weeks when he died of influenza, 6 weeks before their wedding would have taken place. Mary later married her fiancee's younger brother George.
But they weren't married.
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Poor Madeleine de Valois was a very delicate Princess and was known as the "Summer Queen" ,she arrived in Scotland on the 19th of May and died on the 7th of July 1537.
Sadly they knew it would happen. Its why her father refused to let her marry at first. Madeleine was always delicate even before she got tb at sixteen. She was raised in Loire instead of at court, because the warmer temperature in Loire was thought better for her health. If Paris was too cold for her, Scotland certainly was worse, even if she had not had tb. Francis gave in to his favorite's child's desire to marry. He likely regretted it till the day he died.
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Or perhaps he felt that she had had a little happiness in what seems to have been a love match. it wasn't that likely that she would recover from TB...
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Francis was a realist, from what I have read of him. He knew Madeleine was sickly and likely wouldn't have a long life. But her father, like any father, wanted her to live as long as she could. She spent her earlier years with her Aunt Marguerite. While her health was always delicate, it wasn't until years later when she was brought back to Paris to live with her stepmother, that she contracted TB. She did only short months before her wedding was celebrated.

He refused the marriage numerous times, not wishing to send her. But Madeleine convinced him to let her. And while he likely did find some comfort that his beloved favorite child had found happiness for a short time, there was likely also guilt. Even guilt before he sent her to Scotland, wondering if he had simply left her with her aunt in Loire, would she have ever contacted TB. She may have been delicate, but she may have lived a longer life.
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I have 2 examples on my mind! Those marriages didn't even last a day.

Grand Duke Ludwig IV von Hessen und Rhine and Countess Alexandrine Hutten-Czapska(widowed von Kolemin). They married on 30th of April 1884 and the marriage was annulled the same day, under the pressure of Queen Victoria of Great Britain. As a "compensation" she got additional title Countess von Romrod and later married Basil von Bacheracht.

Countess Emilie von Czihak married in 1856 to General Manuel Manos, son of Princess Sultana Mavroyeni. He was Romanian Minister of war and Major of Bucharest. The marriage lasted only few hours as the young Countess was poisoned with Strichnin in the cocoa by her husbands lover on her wedding day.
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wow, the same day, can't get much shorter than that
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