Love is the most powerful emotion of all times and while world history is filled with wars and controversy caused by love stories, music and art galleries host priceless masterpieces inspired by love. We went looking into Europe’s most beautiful love stories and made our first stop in Portugal.
In anticipation of King D. Pedro V’ s birthday on 15 September, we take a spin into his love story with his Queen, Stephanie Josepha Friederike Wilhelmine Antonia, and the love legacy they left behind. They got married when they were both short of a few month of their 21st birthday. Welcomed with a lavish lifestyle at her new home, Stephanie wrote back to her parents a letter saying that Portuguese understood luxury better than dignity.