How close were Gisela and Marie Valerie? One had her mother's favour and the other didn't.
I think they were close - but not too much.
Gisela was 12 years elder than Marie Valerie, when she married and left Vienna,
Valerie was only 5 years old.
Instead of Rudolf, who treated Valerie badly most time - because of the love she got from their mum -and he adored her and get nothing, Gisela was always friendly and caring for her sister.