Princess of Asturias

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For a list of suo jure princesses, see Prince of Asturias.
For the current holder of the title, see Leonor, Princess of Asturias.

This is a list of women who held the title Princess of Asturias (Spanish: Princesa de Asturias, Asturian: Princesa d'Asturies) by marriage.

The title was created in 1388 for the future Henry III of Castile and Catherine of Lancaster. A part of the pact ("Accord of Bayonne") was to grant the young couple the title of Prince and Princess of Asturias, which was modelled after that of Prince of Wales in the Kingdom of England. The title was to belong to the official successor of the Castilian throne. Thus the first holder of the princedom was the young Henry of Castile and the first woman to hold the title by marriage was his wife, Catherine of Lancaster.

The current holder of the title is Leonor, Princess of Asturias, elder daughter of King Felipe VI of Spain, who holds the title in her own right. [1]

Princess of Asturias[edit]

This is a list of Princesses of Asturias who held the title by their marriage to the Prince of Asturias:

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became princess Ceased to be princess Death Spouse
Catalina-de-Lancaster.jpg Catherine of Lancaster John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
(Lancaster)
31 March 1373 17 September 1388 9 October 1390
became queen
2 June 1418 Henry (III)
Blanca II de Navarra.jpg Blanche II of Navarre John II of Aragon
(Trastamara)
4 June 1424 16 October 1440 27 July 1453
divorce
2 December 1464 Henry (IV)
Bernaerd van Orley 002.jpg Margaret of Austria Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Habsburg)
10 January 1480 3 April 1497 4 October 1497
husband's death
1 December 1530 John
Maria Manuela de Portugal.jpg Maria Manuela of Portugal John III of Portugal
(Aviz)
15 October 1527 15 November 1543 12 August 1545 Philip (II)
Mary I by Master John.jpg Mary I of England Henry VIII of England
(Tudor)
18 February 1516 25 July 1554 16 January 1556
became queen
17 November 1558
Elisabeth de France Spain7.jpeg Elisabeth of France Henry IV of France
(Bourbon)
22 November 1602 25 November 1615 31 March 1621
became queen
6 October 1644 Philip (IV)
Luisa Isabel de Orleans.jpg Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
(Orléans)
11 December 1709 20 January 1722 14 January 1724
became queen
16 June 1742 Louis
Maria Barbara de Braganza.jpg Barbara of Portugal John V of Portugal
(Braganza)
4 December 1711 20 January 1729 9 July 1746
became queen
27 August 1758 Ferdinand (VI)
Anton Raphael Mengs 003.jpg Maria Luisa of Parma Philip, Duke of Parma
(Bourbon-Parma)
9 December 1751 4 September 1765 14 December 1788
became queen
2 January 1819 Charles (IV)
Maria Antonietta Borbone Napoli 1784 1806.jpg Maria Antonia of Sicily Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
(Bourbon-Two Sicilies)
14 December 1784 4 October 1802 21 May 1806 Ferdinand (VII)
HRH The Princess of Asturias.jpg Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez 15 September 1972 22 May 2004 18 June 2014
became queen
- Felipe (VI)

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