Madeleine de Bourbon

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Duchess of Parma
Coat of arms of the House of Bourbon-Busset: old Bourbon, a Jerusalem chief.
Spouse Xavier, Duke of Parma
Full name
Marie Madeleine Yvonne de Bourbon
Father Georges de Bourbon-Busset,
Count of Lignières
Mother Marie Jeanne de Kerret de Quillien
Born (1898-03-23)23 March 1898
Paris, France
Died 1 September 1984(1984-09-01) (aged 86)
Paris, France
Burial Lignières Castle

Madeleine de Bourbon (23 March 1898 – 1 September 1984 in Paris) was the Duchess of Parma (from 1974) and was also Carlist queen of Spain (from 1952) by virtue of marriage to Xavier of Parma, the Carlist pretender to the Spanish throne.

She was born of a cadet branch of the Bourbon-Busset: her father was Georges, Count of Lignières, and her mother Marie Jeanne de Kerret de Quillien.

Prince Xavier, a younger son of Robert of Parma, and Madeleine were married 12 November 1927 in Lignières, France.

In 1936, Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime, the last undisputed head of the Carlist movement, appointed her husband Xavier as Regent.

The couple had issue:

Madeleine de Bourbon
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 23 March 1898 Died: 1 September 1984
Titles in pretence
Title last held by
Maria das Neves of Portugal
Queen of Spain
20 May 1952 – 7 May 1977
Succeeded by
Irene of the Netherlands