Infante Alvaro, Duke of Galliera

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Infante Alvaro
Infante Alfonso.jpg
Infante Alvaro de Orleans in his father's arm.
Duke of Galliera
Tenure 6 August 1975 – 22 August 1997
Predecessor Infante Alfonso
Successor Don Alfonso
Spouse Carla Parodi Delfino
Issue Doña Gerarda de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino
Don Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino
Doña Beatriz de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino
Don Alvaro Jaime de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino
Full name
Alvaro Antonio Fernando Carlos Felipe de Orleans y Sajonia-Coburgo-Gotha
House Orléans-Galliera
Father Infante Alfonso, Duke of Galliera
Mother Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Born (1910-04-20)20 April 1910
Coburg
Died 22 August 1997(1997-08-22) (aged 87)
Monte Carlo
Religion Roman Catholicism

Álvaro Antonio Fernando Carlos Felipe de Orleans y Sajonia-Coburgo-Gotha, Prince of the Royal House of France, Duke of Galliera (20 April 1910 – 22 August 1997) was the 6th Duke of Galliera.

He was born at Coburg, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, German Empire. The first son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Galliera (elder son of Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera and of Infanta Eulalia of Spain) and Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (youngest daughter of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia).[1]

Prince Alvaro, succeeded to the title of Duke of Galliera on 14 July 1937.[2] He died at the age of 87, making him the last surviving child of Infante Alfonso and Princess Beatrice, as well the last surviving grandchild of Prince Alfred and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna.

As his son Alonso died in 1975 at the age of 34, his grandson Alfonso inherited the Dukedom of Galliera

Marriage and family[edit]

Prince Alvaro married Carla Parodi-Delfino (Milan, 13 December 1909 – Sanlúcar, 27 July 2000), daughter of Leopoldo Girolamo Parodi-Delfino, Senator of the Kingdom of Italy, and Lucie Henny, on 10 July 1937 at Rome, Italy.[3]

They had four children:

  • Doña Gerarda de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino (born 25 August 1939), married Harry Freeman Saint (born 13 February 1941 in New York City, New York, USA), and had two children. Married secondly Ignacio Romero y Solis, 6th Marqués de Marchelina in 1990, no issue. Her children with Harry Freeman Saint are:
    • Carla d'Orléans-Borbón Saint (born 22 May 1967 in New York City, New York, USA), married John Stephan Lilly on 19 September 1991, no issue. Married secondly Nicolás de Haro y Fernández de Córdoba (born 13 October 1965 in Seville, Spain), and had three children:
      • Nicolás de Haro y Saint (born 1 January 2001 in Seville, Spain)
      • Sofia de Haro y Saint (born 2004)
      • Mateo de Haro y Saint (born 2007)
    • Marc d'Orléans-Borbón Saint (born 20 March 1969), married Dorothée Sophie Horps (born 17 February 1968), no issue.
  • Don Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino (born 23 August 1941 in Rome, Italy, died 6 September 1975 in Houston, Texas, USA), married Donna Emilia Ferrara Pignatelli, dei Principi di Strongoli (born 6 April 1940 in Naples, Italy, died 22 December 1999 in Naples, Italy) on 12 January 1966 in Naples, Italy, and had two sons:
  • Doña Beatriz de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino (born 27 April 1943 in Seville, Spain), married Tommaso dei Conti Farini (born 16 September 1938 in Turin, Italy) on 25 April 1964 in Rome, Italy, and had two children:
    • Gerardo Alfonso dei Conti Farini (born 23 November 1967), unmarried and without issue.
    • Elena Gioia dei Conti Farini (born 27 October 1969), married Joaquin de Haro y Fernández de Córdova (born 23 June 1971 in Seville, Spain) on 19 June 1999 in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, and had two children:
      • Claudia de Haro y Farini (born 28 December 2000 in Madrid, Spain)
      • Tomás de Haro y Farini (born 12 September 2003 in Madrid, Spain)
  • Alvaro-Jaime de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi Delfino (born 1 March 1947 in Rome, Italy), married Giovanna San Martino d'Agliè dei Marchesi di San Germano (niece of Queen Paola of Belgium, born 10 April 1945 in Campiglione, Italy) on 24 May 1974 in Campiglione, Italy, and divorced. Married Antonella Rendina (born 1969) in 2007. Had four children:
    • Pilar de Orléans-Borbón y San Martino d'Agliè (born 27 May 1975 in Rome, Italy), married Nicholas Henderson-Stewart (born 1974), and had four children:
      • Felix Henderson-Stewart (born 2007)
      • Louis Henderson-Stewart (born 2008)
      • Daria Henderson-Stewart (born 2009)
      • Xenia Henderson-Stewart (born 2011)
    • Andrés de Orléans-Borbón y San Martino d'Agliè (born 7 July 1976 in Rome, Italy), married Anne-Laure van Exter in January 2009 in London, England, with two children:
      • Ines de Orleáns-Borbón (born 2010)
      • Eugenia de Orleáns-Borbón (born 2011)
    • Alois de Orléans-Borbón y San Martino d'Agliè (born 24 March 1979 in Rome, Italy), married Guadalupe Solis Jabón in June 2008, had one son Alonso, born in 2010.
    • Eulalia de Orléans-Borbón y Rendina (born 2006)

Ancestry[edit]

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ The Peerage – Antonio, 6th Duke of Galliera
  2. ^ Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants, page 204.
  3. ^ Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 200. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.
Infante Alvaro, Duke of Galliera
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 20 April 1910 Died: 22 August 1997
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Infante Alfonso
Duke of Galliera
14 July 1937 – 2 June 1946
Succeeded by
Republic declared
Titles in pretence
Loss of title
— TITULAR —
Duke of Galliera
2 June 1946 – 22 August 1997
Reason for succession failure:
Italian nobility titles abolished
Succeeded by
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón