Originally Posted by maria-olivia
Leopold lost his Wife , his Child and his Trone.
Her doctor commited suicide after the birth .
Wife and child but not really throne. In reality, like Albert, he was never going to be king. He would simply have been consort.
He gained his throne by losing Charlotte and their child.
How different things would have been if Charlotte had lived and been queen. No Victoria as queen, or even alive likely (dad rushed to have a heir after Charlotte died), or her many well spread descendants. Not to mention the descendants of Leopold with his second wife, in Belgium and else where.
But it was sad that their love was cut short so quickly.