Prince Royal of Portugal

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Coat of arms of the Prince Royal of Portugal

Prince Royal of Portugal (Portuguese: Príncipe Real de Portugal), officially Prince Royal of Portugal and the Algarves (Príncipe Real de Portugal e dos Algarves), was the title held by the heir-apparent and presumptive to the Kingdom of Portugal, from 1825 to 1910. From 1815 to 1825 the title was Prince Royal of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

History[edit]

The title was created in 1815, as Prince Royal of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves (Príncipe Real de Portugal, Brasil, e os Algarves), when John VI of Portugal, at the time Prince-Regent for Maria I, elevated colonial Brazil to the rank of a Kingdom, creating the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.

When Portugal recognized the independence of Brazil, in 1825, the title of the Portuguese heir apparent was changed to Prince Royal of Portugal and the Algarves.

With the deposition of the Portuguese monarchy, in 1910, and King Manuel II's death in 1932, the title became abeyant.

List of Princes Royal[edit]

Name Lifespan Tenure Notes Parents Image Heir To
João 13 May 1767 – 10 March 1826 16 December 1815 – 20 March 1816 Later:
King John VI of Portugal and the Algarves
Maria I of Portugal
Pedro III of Portugal
Retrato de Joao VI, Principe do Brasil.jpg Maria I of Portugal
Pedro 12 October 1798 – 24 September 1834 20 March 1816 – 10 March 1826 Later:
King Pedro IV of Portugal and the Algarves
John VI of Portugal
Carlota Joaquina of Spain
Benedito Calixto - Retrato de Dom Pedro I, 1902.jpg John VI of Portugal
Pedro 16 September 1837 – 11 November 1861 16 September 1837 – 15 November 1853 Later:
King Pedro V of Portugal and the Algarves
Maria II of Portugal
Fernando II of Portugal
PedroV.jpg Maria II of Portugal
Carlos 28 September 1863 – 1 February 1908 28 September 1863 – 19 October 1889 Later:
King Carlos I of Portugal and the Algarves
Luís I of Portugal
Maria Pia of Savoy
Carlos I de Portugal.jpg Luís I of Portugal
Luís Filipe 21 March 1887 – 1 February 1908 19 October 1889 – 1 February 1908 Premature death Carlos I of Portugal
Amélie of Orléans
SAR Luis Filipe.jpg Carlos I of Portugal
Afonso 31 July 1865 – 21 February 1920 1 February 1908 – 5 October 1910 Monarchy abolished Luís I of Portugal
Maria Pia of Savoy
Afonso Duke of Oporto.jpg Manuel II of Portugal

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