Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria

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Prince Pedro
Duke of Calabria
Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (disputed)
Pretendence 5 October 2015 –
Predecessor Infante Carlos
Heir Prince Jaime, Duke of Noto
Born (1968-10-16) 16 October 1968 (age 48)
Madrid, Spain
Spouse Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo (m. 2001)
Issue Prince Jaime, Duke of Noto
Prince Juan
Prince Pablo
Prince Pedro
Princess Sofía
Princess Blanca
Princess María
Full name
Spanish: Pedro Juan María Alejo Saturnino y Todos los Santos
House Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
Mother Princess Anne of Orléans
Religion Roman Catholic
Royal styles of
The Duke of Calabria
Great Royal Coat of Arms of theTwo Sicilies.svg
Reference style His Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir

Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria[1][2][3] (Pedro Juan Maria Alejo Saturnino y Todos los Santos; 16 October 1968)[2][3] is the son of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria (1938–2015) and his wife Princess Anne of Orléans.

Background[edit]

Pedro is currently one of two claimants to the head of the House of the Two Sicilies, since the death of his father on 5 October 2015. The other claimant is Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro. He is Grand Master of the Constantinian Order, Grand Master of the Order of Saint Januarius, President of the Council of the four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa and Grand Commander of the Military Order of Alcántara.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Pedro married Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo, daughter of José Manuel Landaluce y Domínguez and his wife Blanca Melgarejo y González (granddaughter of the Duque de San Fernando de Quiroga), on 30 March 2001 in Madrid, Spain. Pedro and Sofia have seven children:[3]

  • Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto (Duke of Capua 2012-2015), Grand Constable of the Order of Saint George of the Reunion, Grand Prefect of the Constantinian Order, Knight of Alcántara, Knight of Honour and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (born 26 June 1993)
  • Prince Juan of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 18 April 2003)
  • Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 26 June 2004)
  • Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 3 January 2007)[4]
  • Princess Sofía of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 12 November 2008)[5]
  • Princess Blanca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 7 April 2011)[6]
  • Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 5 March 2015)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • 1968-1994: His Royal Highness Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto
  • 1994-2015: His Royal Highness Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto, Grandee of Spain
  • 2015–present: His Royal Highness Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, Grandee of Spain

Honours[edit]

Arms[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies holds the Presidency of the Royal Council of the Spanish Military Orders of Chivalry and he is Grand Commander of the Spanish Order of Alcantara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amadeo Rey (11 November 2010). "Prince Don Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto, Baylie Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of the Order of Malta". Monarquia Confidencial. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Pedro di Borbone, Duca di Noto". m thePeerage.com. Retrieved 3 October 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 5 October 2008. 
  4. ^ RECORDED: 03/01/2007 (Madrid) Birth of Prince Pedro de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Landaluce
    3 January 2007
  5. ^ RECORDED: 12/11/2008 (Madrid) Birth of Princess Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies y Landaluce
  6. ^ RECORDED: 07/04/2011 (Madrid) Birth of Princess Blanca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies y Landaluce
  7. ^ Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (2008). "Membership of the Constantinian Order". g/ Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Retrieved 13 October 2008. 
  8. ^ Ramhg
  9. ^ The Royal House of the Two Sicilies (2008). "MEMBERSHIP OF THE ROYAL ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF ST. JANUARIUS". g/ The Royal House of the Two Sicilies. Retrieved 26 October 2008. 
  10. ^ a b Royal Council of the Spanish Military Orders of Chivalry (2014). "Presidents Gallery" (in Spanish). Royal Council of the Spanish Military Orders of Chivalry. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 16 October 1968
Preceded by
Carlos
— TITULAR —
King of the Two Sicilies
2015 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Next:
Prince Jaime, Duke of Noto
Preceded by
Carlos
Duke of Noto
1968 – present
Incumbent
Heir:
Prince Jaime, Duke of Capua
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Don Jaime de Borbón y Medina
Line of succession to
the French throne (Legitimist)

c. 21st position
Succeeded by
Juan de Borbón-dos Sicilias y Landaluce

See also[edit]