Princess Maria da Glória, Duchess of Segorbe
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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.
Life and marriages
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.
- Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia (born 1980)
- Prince Philip of Yugoslavia (born 1982)
- Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (born 1982)
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 France → Louise Élisabeth of France, Duchess of Parma → Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Spain → Maria Isabella of Spain, Queen of the Two Sicilies → Maria Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Queen Regent of Spain → Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, Duchess of Montpensier → Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans, Infanta of Spain, Countess of Paris → Princess Louise d'Orléans, Princess of the Two Sicilies → Princess 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.
- Dona Maria da Glória de Orléans-Bragança e Borbon – website thePeerage.com
- Maria da Gloria de Orleáns y Bragança – website of the Ducal House of Medinaceli Foundation (Spanish)
|Titles in pretence|
Title last held byAlexandra of Greece and Denmark
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Queen consort of Yugoslavia
1 July 1972 – 19 February 1985
Reason for succession failure:
Communists abolished the Kingdom in 1945
Title next held byKatherine, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia
Princess Maria Isabel
|Petrópolis Line of succession to the Brazilian throne