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The daughter of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, Princess Alexandra Amelie was the only one of her nine siblings who never married. Her father put off would-be suitors by claiming she was in fragile health. But her health wasn’t the only thing fragile about Alexandra. At age 23, the pretty, dark-haired princess was found walking slowly, carefully, bow-leggedly down the corridors of the royal palace. When questioned by her worried parents, she claimed that as a little girl she had swallowed a full-size glass grand piano. The princess was worried that if she bumped into something, the piano inside her would shatter and leave her in bloody shreds.


Source:

McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez. “The Mad Princesses (And One Who Probably Wasn’t).” Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History-- Without the Fairy-Tale Endings. MJF Books, 2013. 250. Print.


Further Reading:

Ludwig I of Bavaria

Alexandra Amelie of Bavaria

>The daughter of [King Ludwig I of Bavaria](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/47/Ludwig_I_of_Bavaria.jpg), [Princess Alexandra Amelie](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/1826_Alexandra.JPG) was the only one of her nine siblings who never married. Her father put off would-be suitors by claiming she was in fragile health. But her health wasn’t the only thing fragile about Alexandra. At age 23, the pretty, dark-haired princess was found walking slowly, carefully, bow-leggedly down the corridors of the royal palace. When questioned by her worried parents, she claimed that as a little girl she had swallowed a full-size glass grand piano. The princess was worried that if she bumped into something, the piano inside her would shatter and leave her in bloody shreds. ________________________ **Source:** McRobbie, Linda Rodriguez. “The Mad Princesses (And One Who Probably Wasn’t).” *Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories From History-- Without the Fairy-Tale Endings*. MJF Books, 2013. 250. Print. ________________________ **Further Reading:** [Ludwig I of Bavaria](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_I_of_Bavaria) [Alexandra Amelie of Bavaria](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Alexandra_of_Bavaria)

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