Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera

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Don Alfonso
Coat of Arms of the House of Orleans-Galliera (Since 1997).svg
Arms of the Duke of Galliera
Duke of Galliera
Tenure 22 August 1997–present
Predecessor Infante Alvaro
Born (1968-01-05) 5 January 1968 (age 49)
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Spouse Véronique Goeders (div.)
Issue Don Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders
Full name
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli
House Orléans-Galliera
Father Don Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino
Mother Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli
Religion Roman Catholicism

Don Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón y Ferrara-Pignatelli, Duke of Galliera (born 2 January 1968) is a Spanish aristocrat and the founder of Racing Engineering, a Spanish racing team.

He was born at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, as the first son of Alonso de Orléans-Borbón y Parodi-Delfino (elder son of Infante Alvaro, Duke of Galliera and Carla Parodi Delfino) and Emilia Ferrara-Pignatelli (daughter of Vincenzo Ferrara-Pignatelli and Francesca Pulci-Doria).[1]

Since his father died when he was seven, Alfonso inherited the title of Duke of Galliera from his grandfather, Infante Alvaro.[2] Despite being a descendant of Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, as a Roman Catholic he is not in the line of succession to the British throne.

He competed at the 1994 and 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing fourth in the GT2 class in his 1994 debut. Alfonso is the president of Racing Engineering, which he founded in 1999.

Marriage and family[edit]

Alfonso married the Belgian Véronique Goeders, daughter of Jean-Marie Goeders and Anne-Marie Grosjean, on 28 March 1994. After seven years of marriage, they divorced in 2001.[3]

They had one child:

  • Don Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders (b. 15 July 1994 at Paris, France)



Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, Duke of Galliera
Cadet branch of the House of Orléans
Born: 2 January 1968
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Infante Alvaro
Duke of Galliera
22 August 1997 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Italian nobility titles abolished
Don Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders
French royalty
Preceded by
Antonio of Orléans-Braganza
Line of succession to the French throne (Legitimist)
118th position
Succeeded by
Don Alonso Juan de Orléans-Borbón y Goeders