If she really loves the dude, she'd want to find as good a wife as possible for him.
But what if she thinks she is the best possible wife for him?
After all, kings don't get to marry for love, generally speaking.
Yes, in the real world of the Middle Ages, that was true and I am sure that both Rich and Hilary know this, especially since they're part of the SCA. Then again...
In the real world of the Middle Ages, they didn't have drow, minotaurs, elves, dragons, and the closest thing they had to Halflings were midgets (proportionally smaller). This IS high fantasy, after all, where we can ... well ... fantasize.
Kings have mistresses for love, however, and Clover could be one of those.
If Clover is of neutral alignment, I could see her being willing to settle for that. However, if she is of good alignment, I don't think she could settle for that. Now while everything to date seems to point Clover to a good alignment, I don't recall anything that made it definitely clear that she is of good alignment. However, as I have been wrong in the past, let us see if Hilary (who is accustomed to pointing out where my memory is faulty) can point out the strip where this was made clear. The only thing we do know is that Clover isn't evil due to this strip: Protection from Glon
Note that Clover is standing right next to Glon when the spell is cast. Oh, and also note how Clover's height varies in that strip.
Then again, maybe Clover looks too much like a child to the king for him to consider marrying her...
After being introduced to him this way? Strip: Brea-King Out
Look at the knockers on her!
or she isn't connected to anyone important, that wasn't through his decree...or maybe he sees her too much as a comrade in arms, more as an equal.
All good points. That and possibly he's gay, a racist as far as love goes, or doesn't feel man enough for Clover since she saved him twice and he had to take a massive army to save her once.
IMO, I'd be kind of freaked out to see a tall flaxen-haired king with a wife whose head barely made it to his hip...
Oh, I think it might cause a stir. No doubt about that, but maybe ... just maybe love will conquer all.
Or Eric III will simply beheads all those that make faces.
Evil voice in my head: Well, at least she wouldn't have to bend over to give him a quickie...
Not to mention all the fun such a couple could have in bed. When the woman is light enough, they can do all kinds of things equal sized partners cannot do. I know this for a fact and from personal experience. I'm 6'3", built, and 245 pounds and was in a relationship with a woman that as 5"3", slender (dress size: 0), and 100 pounds. We did things not even dreamed up in the Kama Sutra.