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Imre seems like he's all about the Archduke title, family history, and all that stuff in between. I'd be shocked if he even realized how rude his father was. I'd be even more shocked if he actually stood up to his dad. It's really pathetic, and while I think it's funny simply because Katie seems so awful, it does make CC look like a complete tool. I've heard many royals give speeches to their new daughters in law who were commoners, and I've never, ever heard any of them make the types of comments that CC did. The irony is that he's not even royal, and in reality, his family history doesn't mean squat. The era of that family ruling anything is long gone and will never return; this just really makes CC's speech even more obnoxiously rude. I think it just shows that his parents really don't accept her at all. Somehow, I can't imagine them saying something like this about Adelaide, their other daughter-in-law-to-be, even though she's not from a royal family
Funny, I think one of the reasons Imre is marrying Kathleen at all is because she is one of the few (or the only!) women who appreciates his family's incredibly noble stature and importance on the world stage
Most people would run for the hills if a stranger approached them and (as I'm sure she inevitably did) said "I'm such a big fan of your dead ex-royal great-grandma!" Stalker alert!
If Imre's parents (and maybe even Imre) thinks Katie is beneath them, why would they allow the wedding?
Are they just taken by her religious fervor and devotion to the Hapsburg family history? Do they just like having a stupid woman around who will allow herself to be treated badly in exchange for an royal title?
It's especially puzzling because Imre is the eldest son and stands to inherit whatever Christian has - not a throne, but a decent estate and Katie gets her place in history. I'm sure Imre could've found a titled German, Belgian, or French noblewoman. There are a bunch of those floating around.
Katie strikes me as someone like Mary - just starry eyed at the prospect of being royal, titled, and automatically inserted into the highest rung of European society. If Mary hadn't snagged Fred, she would've been perfectly happy with an Archduke of a non-reigning house who wasn't too rich. For Mary, being "in" high society is really important. Katie got the ring, now the torture begins. The Hapsburgs are more snobby and insular than Scandinavian royalty. Let's see how well she does.