Source picture: Wikipedia
In 1867, the engagement of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and
Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria,
the youngest sister of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi)
Source picture: Ludwig II and Duchess Sophie
Ludwig II canceled their engagement. He wrote his former fiancee a lettre:
'My beloved Elsa! Your cruel father has torn us apart.
Eternally yours, Heinrich.'
The names Elsa and Heinrich were characters from a Wagner's Opera.
Later, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria married
Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon.
She became the granddaughter-in-law of King Louis Philippe I of France.
More about King Louis Philippe I of France see my Today of History of October 6th.
In my next blogpost I'll talk about King Ludwig's famous castles.