Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince of Civitella-Cesi

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Alessandro Torlonia
Prince of Civitella-Cesi
Born7 December 1911
Rome, Italy
Died1 or 12 May 1986(1986-05-12) (aged 74)
Palazzo Torlonia, Rome, Italy
Noble familyTorlonia
Sandra, Countess Clemente Lequio di Assaba
Marco Torlonia, 6th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
Marino Torlonia
Olimpia Weiller
FatherMarino Torlonia, 4th Prince of Civitella-Cesi
MotherMary Elsie Moore

Don Alessandro Torlonia (7 December 1911 – 1 May/12 May 1986) was the 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi.

Born in Rome, Torlonia was the son of Marino Torlonia, 4th Prince di Civitella-Cesi and his American wife, Mary Elsie Moore.

On the death of his father in 1933, he inherited large estates as well as his father's princely and other titles.[1]

He died in the Palazzo Torlonia, Rome, in 1986.


Arms of Don Alessandro Torlonia, 5th Prince di Civitella-Cesi.

On 14 January 1935, Don Alessandro morganatically[2][3][4] married in Rome the Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909–2002), a daughter of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and of Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.

Don Alessandro and Infanta Beatriz had four children:

  1. Donna Alessandra ("Sandra") Vittoria Torlonia (1936–2014),[5] married to Count Clemente Lecquio di Assaba (1925–1971); their son is Alessandro Lecquio.
  2. Marco Torlonia, 6th Prince di Civitella-Cesi, (1937–2014) who married firstly Donna Orsetta Caracciolo dei principi di Castagneto, secondly Philippa Catherine McDonald and thirdly Blažena Anna Helena Svitáková.
  3. Don Marino Riccardo Francesco Giuseppe Torlonia (1939–1995)
  4. Donna Olimpia Emmanuela Enrichetta Maria Torlonia (born 1943), who married the French millionaire Paul-Annik Weiller.


Don Alessandro's youngest sister was Donna Marina Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi, grandmother of the American actress Brooke Shields.[citation needed]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Balansó, La Familia real y la familia irreal, p. 84
  2. ^ Tourtchine, Jean-Fred. Le Royaume d'Espagne. Collection "Les manuscrits du CEDRE, dictionnaire historique et généalogique", Paris: Cercle d’études des dynasties royales européennes (CEDRE), 1996. ISSN 0993-3964. Volume III, p. 166.
  3. ^ Eilers, Marlene. Queen Victoria's Descendants. Rosvall Royal Books, Falkoping, Sweden, 1997, pp.117-118.
  4. ^ Zorilla, Francisco. Genealogia de la Casa de Borbon de Espana. Editora Nacional, Madrid, 1971, pp. 204-205.
  5. ^ Muere Sandra Torlonia