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HMTLove23 12-12-2007 12:23 PM

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.

morhange 12-17-2007 03:15 AM

Well George IV's marriage to Mrs. Fitzherbert, if that even counts as a true marriage, since it was quickly annulled, was pretty short :)

ladybelline 12-17-2007 03:53 AM

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.

Mercedes of Orléans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HMTLove23 02-02-2008 10:34 AM

Archduchess Elisabeth Caecilia of Austria married James Litchfield on 9 Oct 1982 and then died 18 May 1983

7 months and 9 days

hilal 02-16-2008 06:41 AM

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.

CyrilVladisla 11-27-2016 07:04 PM

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.

Denville 07-09-2017 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by morhange (Post 705760)
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...

Denville 07-09-2017 06:23 AM

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....

Duchessmary 07-09-2017 11:13 AM

Bothwell and Mary died husband and wife. ;)

Denville 07-09-2017 11:15 AM

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.

Lee-Z 07-09-2017 02:21 PM

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.

An Ard Ri 07-09-2017 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Denville (Post 2000499)
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.

Lee-Z 07-09-2017 03:18 PM

Henry VIII of England's 4th marriage to Anne of Cleves was annulled after 6 months


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