Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria

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For other uses, see Anne of Orléans.
Princess Anne
Princess of Two Sicilies; Duchess of Calabria
Spouse Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
Issue Princess Cristina
Archduchess María of Austria
Prince Pedro, Duke of Noto
Princess Inés
Princess Victoria
Full name
French: Anne Marguerite Brigitte Marie
House House of Orléans (by birth)
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
(by marriage)
Father Prince Henri, Count of Paris
Mother Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
Born (1938-12-04) 4 December 1938 (age 75)
Belgium Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium
Religion Roman Catholicism
Royal styles of
The Duchess of Calabria
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am

Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria[1] (née Princess Anne of Orléans; born 4 December 1938, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium[1]) is the wife of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria.[1] Princess Anne is the third daughter and the fifth child[1] of the late claimant to the French throne,[2] Prince Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), and his wife Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911–2003).[1]

Biography[edit]

Marriage[edit]

On 12 May 1965, at Dreux, France, Princess Anne married Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, one of the two claimants to be Head of the Royal House of Two Sicilies.[1][3] Prince Carlos is the son of Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1901–1964) and Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma (born 1917). Though they had known each other since childhood, their romantic relationship began in Athens, in 1962, at the wedding of the future King Juan Carlos of Spain to Princess Sophia of Greece, at which Princess Anne was a bridesmaid.[3] The new Duke and Duchess of Calabria decided to live in Spain.[3]

Children[edit]

Anne and Carlos have five children:[1]

  • Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 1966 in Madrid); married, in 1994, at Ciudad Real, Pedro López-Quesada y Fernández Urrutia (b. 1964)
    • Victoria Lopez-Quesada y de Borbón-Dos Sicilias (b. 1997)
    • Pedro Lopez-Quesada y de Bórbon-Dos Sicilias (b. 2003)
  • Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 1967 in Madrid); married, in 1996, at Ciudad Real, Archduke Simeon of Austria (b. 1958), a grandson of Karl I of Austria.
    • Archduke Johannes of Austria (b. 1997)
    • Archduke Ludwig of Austria (b. 1998)
    • Archduchess Isabel of Austria (b. 2000)
    • Archduchess Carlota of Austria (b. 2003)
    • Archduke Philipp of Austria (b. 2007)
  • Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto (b. 1968 in Madrid); married morganatically Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo (b. 1973) in 2001 at Madrid. Since he married without his father's dynastic consent, his children do not enjoy dynastic titles or rights.
    • Don Jaime de Borbón-dos Sicilias y Landaluce (b. 1993)
    • Don Juan de Borbón-dos Sicilias y Landaluce (b. 2003)
    • Don Pablo de Borbón-dos Sicilias y Landaluce (b. 2004)
    • Don Pedro de Borbon-dos Sicilias y Landaluce (b. 2007)
    • Doña Sofia de Borbon-dos Sicilias y Landaluce (b. 2008)
    • Doña Blanca de Borbon-dos Sicilias y Landaluce (b. 2011)
  • Princess Inés María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 1971 in Madrid); married in 2001 at Toledo Napolitan aristocrat Nobile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 1965)
    • Nobile Teresa Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 2003)
    • Nobile Blanca Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 2005)
  • Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 1976 in Madrid); married Greek shipowner Markos Nomikos (b. 1965) in 2003.
    • Anastasios Nomikos (b. 2005)
    • Ana Nomikos (b. 2006)
    • Carlos Nomikos (b. 2008)
    • Simeon Nomikos (b. 2012)
Arms of the Duchess of Calabria.

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 4 December 1938 – 12 May 1965: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of France, Princess of Orléans
  • 12 May 1965 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria

The princess is simply styled as HRH The Duchess of Calabria.

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (10 March 2007). "Anne Maruerite Brigitte Marie d'Orléans, Princesse d'Orléans". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Milestones: May 21, 1965". Time. 1965-05-21. Retrieved 2011-06-05. "Married. Princess Anne of France, 26, daughter of the Count of Paris, Bourbon pretender to the French throne; and Prince Carlos de Bourbon, 27, man-about-Madrid, her tenth cousin, himself a disputed minor pretender to the Spanish throne; in Dreux, France." 
  3. ^ a b c Kamm, Henry (13 May 1965), "French Princess Wed To Spaniard", The New York Times (Dreux) 
  4. ^ Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (2008). "Membership of the Constantinian Order". Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 13 November 1917
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
Duchess of Calabria
12 May 1965 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
12 May 1965 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Incumbent