Both in fiction and in Real Life, royal children (sons as well as daughters) were used as pawns in the political game cementing alliances and peace treaties with their marriages.
You might say it was their job to take part in such Altar Diplomacy.
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Conversely, an Arranged Marriage can be used to lock the hero and heroine together so that their disputes can not end with one of them washing their hands of the other.
A common tactic is for the daughter of a wealthy but common family to be matched with the Impoverished Patrician, for his title: Nobility Marries Money.
There are amusing moments, but too few and too far between.
They are strongly outweighed by overacted slapstick and jokes which are schoolyard style at best.
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If someone agrees to an Arranged Marriage but loves someone else, Courtly Love may be involved.
If the people doing the "arranging" in the marriage aren't the parents, that's a Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage.
The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group.
The simplest way to summarise this film is to say that it is the equivalent of a B-side of Bienvenu chez les Ch'tis.
The rise of the "Marry for Love" ideal didn't really start in Western culture until the 16th century, and there are places on Earth where it still hasn't.