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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.

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