Prince Imperial of Mexico
Prince Imperial of Mexico was a title created after Mexico gained independence from the Spanish Empire as the First Mexican Empire. It was designated to be the official title of the heir apparent to the imperial throne of Mexico.
Only a few days after Agustín de Iturbide was created Emperor of Mexico in May 1822, his eldest son, Agustín Jerónimo de Iturbide y Huarte, was created heir apparent and invested with the title of Prince Imperial of Mexico and the honorific "Don" to accompany the title.
Only three people have ever held the title, and only one of them when it was still in legal effect. It is no longer recognized by the United Mexican States, since the Mexican Constitution of 1917 specifically prohibits the creation and use of Mexican noble titles by Mexican citizens.
Former and present holders of the title
|Agustín Jerónimo de Iturbide y Huarte
1821–1823; legally recognized
|30 September 1807||The son of the first Mexican Emperor Agustín I of Mexico, the heir apparent to the First Mexican Empire. Unmarried; But it was alleged that he had an illegitimate female child.||11 November 1866|
|Agustín de Iturbide y Green
|2 April 1863||He became the adopted son, along with his cousin Salvador de Itúrbide y de Marzán, of Mexico's only other royal heads of state—Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and Empress Carlota of Mexico.||3 March 1925|
|Maria Josepha Sophia de Iturbide
|29 February 1872||She's the daughter of Salvador de Itúrbide y de Marzán and Baroness Gizella Mikos de Tarrodháza. Married to Johann Tunkl von Aschbrunn und Hohenstadt and Charles de Carriere||November 1949|
|Maria Anna von Tunkl-Iturbide
|1909||She's the daughter of Baron Johann Tunkl von Aschbrunn und Hohenstadt and María Josepha Sophia de Iturbide. According to his will, the claim to the throne passed to his only grandson Count Maximilian von Goetzen Iturbide.||1962|
|Maria Gizela von Tunkl-Iturbide
|2 October 1912||She's the daughter of Baron Johann Tunkl von Aschbrunn und Hohenstadt and María Josepha Sophia de Iturbide. According to his will, the claim to the throne passed to his only grandson Count Maximilian von Goetzen Iturbide.||8 August 1999|
|Maximilian von Götzen-Iturbide
|2 March 1944||Married Anna Rosa von Franceschi.||Alive|