Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1822–1869)
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|Princess Maria Carolina|
|Duchess of Aumale|
|Spouse||Prince Henri, Duke of Aumale|
|Issue||Louis, Prince of Condé
François Louis, Duke of Guise
|Italian: Maria Carolina Augusta|
|House||House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Orléans
|Father||Leopold, Prince of Salerno|
|Mother||Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria|
26 April 1822|
Vienna, Austrian Empire
|Died||6 December 1869
Twickenham, London, England
|Burial||Chapelle royale de Dreux|
Princess Maria Carolina Augusta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 26 April 1822 in Vienna, Austrian Empire; died 6 December 1869 in Twickenham, London, England,) was a Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies by birth and a princess of the House of Orléans through her marriage to Prince Henry of Orléans, Duke of Aumale. Maria Carolina was the daughter of Prince Leopold of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Prince of Salerno and his wife (and niece) Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, daughter of Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor.
Marriage and issue
Maria Carolina married Prince Henry, Duke of Aumale, fifth and second youngest son of Louis-Philippe of France and his wife Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies on 25 November 1844 in Naples. Maria Carolina and Henry had seven children, from only four survived chilbirth:
- Louis Philippe Marie Léopold d'Orléans, Prince of Condé (15 November 1845 – 24 May 1866).
- Henri Léopold Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 September 1847 – 10 October 1847)
- Stillborn daughter (1849).
- François Paul d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 January 1852 – 15 April 1852).
- François Louis Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (5 January 1854 – 25 July 1872).
- Stillborn son (15 June 1861).
- Stillborn son (1864).
Maria Carolina remained inconsolable over the death of her eldest son, Louis, and died in exile at Twickenham, England, in 1869 from infectious tuberculosis. She and her husband had a loving marriage and after the death of his wife, Henry preferred to remain a widower until his own death in 1897.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 26 April 1822 – 25 November 1844: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Carolina Augusta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
- 25 November 1844 – 6 December 1869: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Aumale, Princess of France, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
- Darryl Lundy (10 March 2007). "Maria Carolina Auguste di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 6 October 2008.
- Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 5 October 2008.
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