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Royal Divorces: Fairy Tale Love Gone Wrong

Huffington Post     First Posted: 11/17/10 02:18 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

Though Prince William and new fiancée Kate Middelton are headed for the altar--and presumably a lifetime of marital bliss--many of their royal peers throughout history, including William's own parents, haven't been so lucky. Click through for six royal marriages that ended long before "death do us part."

Louis XII
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Louis XII married Joan of France in 1476. After his predecessor Charles VIII died childless, Louis divorced Joan in order to marry Charles’ widow, Anne of Brittany; a strategy meant to integrate the duchy of Brittany into the French monarchy. After Anne’s death, Louis married Mary Tudor in order to conceive an heir his throne, which proved unsuccessful.
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