Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria

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Princess Anne d'Orléans
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With her husband at a Mass of the Constantinian Order in Barcelona
Born (1938-12-04) 4 December 1938 (age 80)
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium[1]
Spouse
IssuePrincess Cristina
María, Archduchess Simeon of Austria
Prince Pedro
Princess Inés
Princess Victoria
Full name
French: Anne Marguerite Brigitte Marie
HouseOrléans
FatherPrince Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris
MotherPrincess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
ReligionRoman Catholicism
French royal family
Orléanist
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HRH The Count of Paris
HRH The Countess of Paris

Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Dowager Duchess of Calabria[1] (née Princess Anne d'Orléans; born 4 December 1938) is the widow of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria.[1] She is the third daughter and fifth child[1] of Prince Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), Orléanist claimant to the defunct French throne,[2] and his wife Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911–2003).[1]

Life[edit]

Marriage[edit]

On 12 May 1965, at Dreux, France, Princess Anne married Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1938–2015), one of the two claimants to be Head of the Royal House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.[1][3] The bride wore a Balmain silk gown of Lyonnaise lace, embroidered with fleurs de lys.[4]

Infante Carlos was the son of Infante Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1901–1964) and Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma (1917–2017). Though they had known each other since childhood, their romantic relationship began in Athens, in 1962, at the wedding of the future King Juan Carlos of Spain to Princess Sophia of Greece, at which Princess Anne was a bridesmaid.[3] The Duke and Duchess of Calabria lived in Spain.[3]

Issue[edit]

The Duke and Duchess of Calabria had five children:[1]

  • Princess Cristina Isabella Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 1966 in Madrid) she married Pedro López-Quesada y Fernandez-Urrutia on 15 July 1994. They have two children:
    • Victoria López-Quesada y de Borbón-Dos Sicilias (b. 17 January 1997)
    • Pedro López-Quesada y de Bórbon-Dos Sicilias (b. 1 December 2003)
  • Princess María Paloma Diana Irene of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 5 April 1967 in Madrid) she married Archduke Simeon of Austria on 13 July 1996. They have five children.
  • Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria (b. 16 October 1968 in Madrid) he married Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo on 30 March 2001. They have seven children.
  • Princess Inés María Alicia Anna Isabella of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 20 April 1971 in Madrid) she married ile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marquis|Marchesi di Raiano on 13 October 2001. They have two daughters:
    • Nobile Teresa Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 6 September 2003)
    • Nobile Blanca Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 11 December 2005)
  • Princess Victoria María Aline Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 24 May 1976 in Madrid) she married Markos Nomikos (b. 1965) on 27 September 2003. They have four children:
    • Anastasios Nomikos (b. 27 May 2005)
    • Ana Nomikos (b. August 2006)
    • Carlos Nomikos (b. 22 September 2008)
    • Simeon Nomikos (b. 20 December 2012)

Honours[edit]

Arms[edit]

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Darryl Lundy (10 March 2007). "Anne Marguerite Brigitte Marie d'Orléans, Princesse d'Orléans". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-03.
  2. ^ "Milestones: May 21, 1965". Time. 1965-05-21. Retrieved 2011-06-05. Married. Princess Anne of France, 26, daughter of the Count of Paris, Bourbon pretender to the French throne; and Prince Carlos de Bourbon, 27, man-about-Madrid, her tenth cousin, himself a disputed minor pretender to the Spanish throne; in Dreux, France.
  3. ^ a b c Kamm, Henry (13 May 1965), "French Princess Wed To Spaniard", The New York Times, Dreux
  4. ^ "Anne de France, duchesse de Calabre". Mariees du Gotha. Archived from the original on 2015-05-09.
  5. ^ Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (2008). "Membership of the Constantinian Order". Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2008-10-13. External link in |publisher= (help)
Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 4 December 1938
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
Duchess consort of Calabria
12 May 1965 – 5 October 2015
Succeeded by
Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Princess Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
12 May 1965 – 5 October 2015
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo