Princess Royal of Portugal

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This is a list of Princesses Royal of Portugal (or more formally Princess Royal of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves) is, since 1815, both by marriage and birth. The title was preceded by the titles Princess of Brazil and Princess of Portugal.

The title was created in 1815 when John VI (at the time Prince-Regent) elevated colonial Brazil to the status of kingdom inside the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves (thus forcing the extinction of the until then used title Prince of Brazil). The heir became the Princess Royal of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. When Brazil declared its independence, the title was changed to the current state.

The holders of the title were styled Royal Highness (HRH) and were also Duchesses of Braganza, Duchesses of Guimarães, Duchesses of Barcelos, Marchioness of Vila Viçosa, Countess of Arraiolos, Countess of Ourém, Countess of Barcelos, Countess of Faria, Countess of Neiva and Countess of Guimarães.

Princess Royal of Portugal[edit]

By birth[edit]

This is a list of Princess Royal of Portugal who held the title by their own rights:

Note: Lighter shade of blue means that the person was not titled Princess Royal, being only the first in the line of succession. After 1834, Prince Royal's needed to be officially sworn as such in Parliament to legally bear the title.
Picture Name Heiress of Birth Became Heiress to the Throne Ceased to be Princess Royal of Portugal Death
Princesa januaria 1859.jpg Princess Januária Maria Maria II 11 March 1822 28 May 1826
sister's accession as Queen regnant
23 June 1828
sister's desposition and uncle's accession as King
13 March 1901
Maria Teresa de Braganca.jpg Princess Teresa Miguel 29 April 1793 23 June 1828
brother's accession as King
26 May 1834
brother's desposition and niece's accession restoration as Queen regnant
17 January 1874
Princesa januaria 1859.jpg Princess Januária Maria Maria II 11 March 1822 26 May 1834
sister's restoration as Queen regnant
16 December 1837
nephew's birth
13 March 1901

By marriage[edit]

This is a list of Princess Royal of Portugal who held the title by their marriage to the Prince Royal of Portugal:

Note: Lighter shade of blue means that the person was not titled Princess Royal, being only wife of the person first in the line of succession.
Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Princess Ceased to be Princess Death Spouse
Domingos Sequeira - D. Carlota Joaquina.jpg Infanta Charlotte of Spain Charles IV of Spain
(Bourbon)
25 April 1775 8 May 1785 16 December 1815
former title of Princess of Brazil dropped
20 March 1816
became Queen
7 December 1830 Prince João
M505204 pe-153-photomd p.jpg Archduchess Maria Leopoldina of Austria Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Habsburg-Lorraine)
22 January 1797 6 November 1817 26 March 1826
became Queen
11 December 1826 Prince Pedro
AmelieOrleans.jpg Princess Amélie d'Orléans Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
(Bourbon-Orléans)
28 September 1865 22 May 1886 19 October 1889
became Queen
25 October 1951 Prince Carlos
In Pretense
NevadaStoodyHayes.jpg Nevada Stoody Hayes
[1]
Jacob Walter Stoody 21 October 1885 26 September 1917 21 February 1920
became Monarchy abolished
11 January 1941 Prince Afonso

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ By Portuguese law Nevada was legally the spouse of Prince Afonso and Princess of Portugal, but the Portuguese royal family rejected her as a member and called her union with Prince Afonso morganatic, a practice which is not recognized in Portugal. She styled herself as Her Royal Highness, Nevada, the Duchess of Porto.

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