Forget the friendzone, tell him he’s the son you’ve always wanted.
Queen Kristina of Sweden literally did this to her cousin Charles Gustav. He had been in love with her for over a decade and had proposed to her on numerous occasions. Under great political pressure to break up with her girlfriend, marry, stop talking to french philosophers, continue fighting a religious war in Germany, etc., she converted from Protestantism to Catholicism and abdicated to throne to her cousin by adopting him as her son. She then moved to rome to pursue her dreams of chilling with the pope, funding the arts, and dating more women.
This is the same Queen Kristina of Sweden who made a female courtier the official “Royal Bedfellow”, which is about as gay as it sounds
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