Princess Maria da Glória, Duchess of Segorbe

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Princess Maria da Glória
Duchess of Segorbe
Spouse Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (m. 1972; div. 1985)
Ignacio de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, Duke of Segorbe (m. 1985)
Issue Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
Prince Philip of Yugoslavia
Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
Sol de Medina y Orléans-Braganza
Luna de Medina y Orléans-Braganza
House House of Medinaceli (by marriage; 1985-)
House of Karađorđević (by marriage; 1972-1985)
House of Orléans-Braganza (by birth)
Father Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza
Mother Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1946-12-13) 13 December 1946 (age 68)
Petrópolis, Brazil
Brazilian Imperial Family
(Petrópolis branch)
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Princess Dona Maria da Glória Henriqueta Dolores Lúcia Miguela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza and Bourbon, Duchess of Segorbe (Portuguese: Dona Maria da Glória Henriqueta Dolores Lúcia Miguela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Bourbon, princesa de Orléans e Bragança e duquesa de Segorbe; Serbian: Марија да Глорија од Орлеана и Браганце born 13 December 1946) is a descendant of the Brazilian Imperial Family and the wife of the Duke of Segorbe. She is also the former wife of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia.[1]

Life and marriages[edit]

Born at Petrópolis, Brazil, she is the daughter of Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1913–2007) and Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1914–2005). She is the first cousin of King Don Juan Carlos I of Spain, whose mother was the Duchess's mother's sister.

On 1 July 1972, she married Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia at Villamanrique de la Condesa, near Seville, Spain. They divorced on 19 February 1985. She has three sons from her first marriage:

On 24 October 1985, she married for a second time to Ignacio de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, 19th Duke of Segorbe, son of Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli at Seville. With him, she has two daughters:

  • Sol María de la Blanca de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 54th Countess de Ampurias (born 1986), heiress apparent to the Dukedom of Segorbe
  • Ana Luna de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 17th Countess de Ricla (born 1988)


Dynastically, the Duchess of Segorbe is a great-great-granddaughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil. Patrilineally, she is a great-great-great-granddaughter of Louis Philippe, King of the French. She is also a matrilineal 9th-generation descendant of Marie Leszczyńska, Queen consort of Louis XV of France, through an almost-three-century-long unbroken line of eight Bourbon princesses all of whom married into their own dynasty, as follows: Marie Leszczyńska, Queen of FranceLouise Élisabeth of France, Duchess of ParmaMaria Luisa of Parma, Queen of SpainMaria Isabella of Spain, Queen of the Two SiciliesMaria Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Queen Regent of SpainInfanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, Duchess of MontpensierPrincess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans, Infanta of Spain, Countess of ParisPrincess Louise d'Orléans, Princess of the Two SiciliesPrincess Maria de la Esperanza of the Two Sicilies, Princess of Orléans-Braganza → Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza, sometime Crown Princess of Yugoslavia, Duchess of Segorbe.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Great Pretenders
  2. ^ a b Going Places
  3. ^ Willis, Daniel (1999). The Descendants of Louis XIII. Baltimore, US: Clearfield. pp. 3, 81–3, 81–82, 125, 134–135, 140, 251, 215, 325, 354. ISBN 0-8063-4942-5. 

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Titles in pretence
Title last held by
Alexandra of Greece and Denmark
Queen consort of Yugoslavia
1 July 1972 – 19 February 1985
Reason for succession failure:
Communists abolished the Kingdom in 1945
Title next held by
Katherine, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia
Preceded by
Princess Maria Isabel
Petrópolis Line of succession to the Brazilian throne
13th position
Succeeded by
Princess Cristina