5 enviable known brides who never married
• 5 enviable known brides who never married
Royals have always been considered a successful party to the marriage, that is. To. The marriage was seen as beneficial political alliance. Brides manipulated, promising them that one groom someone else. But sometimes it happened that monarchs have remained in the status of eternal bride.
Elizabeth I - Queen of England
The most famous "eternal bride" was the Queen of England Elizabeth I Tudor. She liked to say that England - it was her husband, and citizens - children. The Queen was "tasty morsel" in the international arena, so it all his life was in the position espoused. This woman was coming to her potential suitors, it alienates them, depending on the political games. By Elizabeth I courted even Ivan the Terrible, but, like the other 25 contenders for the hand of monarchs, was refused. Plus, Elizabeth I was very proud of his status as a virgin.
The daughter of Boris Godunov Xenia make a match several times, t. To. Tried to find the most profitable game of the royal person. The first contender for the hand and heart of Xenia was the Prince Gustav Breakfast. But the wedding did not take place, t. To. It became known that the groom arrived in Russia with his mistress. Then the representatives of the Habsburg dynasty were considered as candidates for a husband. John Schleswig-Holstein (prince John) had almost married Xenia Godunov, but he randomly died in Moscow. The search for grooms stopped, because the country started turmoil. Who took the throne of False Dmitry I dishonored Xenia (according to some sources: made her his concubine), and then sent to a monastery, where she trimmed a nun.
Elizabeth appeared on the light in the two years prior to the marriage of Peter I and Catherine I, because of what it considered to be illegitimate and could not get to the groom's royals. However, Peter I attempted zasvatat daughter. One of the potential candidates for the hand of Elizabeth was Charles Augustus of Holstein-Gottorp, but the engagement did not come down. As long as Elizabeth ascended the throne not very many princes called her suitors. The Empress twisted love affairs with their favorites at the court, but the marriage did not come out.
Princess Catherine Dolgoruky
Catherine A. Dolgoruky was engaged to Peter II. She loved a completely different person, but obeyed the will of his father and went to Moscow in Golovin Palace. There's the princess was given the title "Her Highness the-bride." Catherine Dolgoruky has never married, t. To. The two weeks before getting married Peter II fell ill and died. Once ascended the throne Anna Ioanovna, Dolgorukov was immediately deported to birch.
Tatiana - Grand Princess
The second daughter of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, Tatiana was not destined to marry. The Grand Duchess was the bride of Alexander - Serbian monarch son of Peter I. The bride and groom met in the grand family dinner in 1914, but the talk of the wedding had to be postponed, so to the First World War... They say that when the Grand Duchess, after the October Revolution was shot, her fiance tried to commit suicide.