In 1670, Charles II's sister Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate married Philippe of Orléans, younger brother of Louis XIV; on this basis, Louis claimed half of the Palatinate for France. The direct heir to the Palatinate was Philip William, Catholic Count Palatine of Neuburg, Duke of Jülich and Berg.
Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel, 20 November 1627 – 16 March 1686, Kassel: Married 22 February 1650 Kassel: Children Charles II, Elector Palatine (31 March 1651 – 26 May 1685) Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess of the Palatinate (27 May 1652, Heidelberg – 8 December 1722) Friedrich (12 May 1653 – 13 May 1653) Wife 2
Charlotte of Bourbon (1546/1547 – 5 May 1582) was a Princess consort of Orange as the third spouse of William the Silent, Prince of Orange, the main leader of the Dutch revolt against the Spanish. She was the fourth daughter of Louis III de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier and Jacqueline de Longwy , Countess of Bar-sur-Seine.