Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra

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Henrique
Duke of Coimbra
Armas duques coimbra.svg
Full name
Henrique Nuno João Miguel Gabriel Rafael
House House of Braganza
Father Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza
Mother Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza
Born (1949-11-06) 6 November 1949 (age 65)
Bern, Switzerland
Religion Roman Catholic

D. Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra (born 6 November 1949) is an Infante of Portugal and a member of the former Portuguese Royal Family as the youngest son of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. Infante Henrique is fifth in the line of succession to the former Portuguese throne.[1] His elder brother, Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, is head of the House of Braganza, which ruled Portugal until 1910.

Early life[edit]

Henrique Nuno João Miguel Gabriel Rafael was born on 6 November 1949, in Bern, Switzerland, to Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, the pretender to the defunct throne of Portugal, and Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza.

In 1950, the Portuguese Laws of Banishment were repealed and Infante Henrique's family was permitted to return to Portugal, which he did along with his parents and elder brothers in 1952.[1]

Royal duties[edit]

Portuguese Royal Family
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HRH The Duke of Braganza
HRH The Duchess of Braganza


HH The Duke of Viseu


HH The Duke of Coimbra

Titles, honours, and styles[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

Infante Henrique's styling as Duke of Coimbra:

Honours[edit]

Infante Henrique has been decorated with the following:

Ancestry[1][edit]

Infante Henrique, Duke of Coimbra
Cadet branch of the House of Aviz
Born: 6 November 1949
Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Infante Augusto Maria
Duke of Coimbra Incumbent

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d de Badts de Cugnac, Chantal. Coutant de Saisseval, Guy. ‘’Le Petit Gotha’’. Nouvelle Imprimerie Laballery, Paris 2002, p. 738-742, 748-749, 756-759 (French) ISBN 2-9507974-3-1