Princess Louise of Orléans

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Princess Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
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Born(1882-02-24)24 February 1882
Cannes, France
Died18 April 1958(1958-04-18) (aged 76)
Seville, Spain
Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador, Seville
SpousePrince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
IssuePrince Carlos
Dolores, Princess Augustyn Józef Czartoryski
Infanta Mercedes, Countess of Barcelona
Esperanza, Princess Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza
Full name
French: Louise Françoise Marie Laure
FatherPrince Philippe, Count of Paris
MotherPrincess Marie Isabelle of Orléans
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Louise Françoise Marie Laure d'Orléans[1] (24 February 1882 – 18 April 1958) was a Princess of the Two-Sicilies and maternal grandmother of King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

Louise was the youngest daughter [1] of Philippe d'Orléans (1838–1894), Count of Paris and claimant to the French throne as "Philippe VII". Her mother was Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1848–1919), daughter of Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 16 November 1907, Louise married in Wood Norton, Evesham, Worcestershire, UK, Infante Carlos, Prince of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1870–1949), and widower of Mercedes, Princess of Asturias, Infanta of Spain.[1] The couple lived in Madrid and had 4 children:[1]

Later life[edit]

In 1931, when the Spanish Republic was proclaimed, the family left Spain for Italy and later Switzerland. In 1939, after the victory of Franco in the Spanish civil War they returned to Spain and settled in Seville.

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 21 February 1882 – 16 November 1907: Her Royal Highness Princess Louise of Orléans.
  • 16 November 1907 – 18 April 1958: Her Royal Highness Princess Louise of Bourbon-Two Sicillies, Princess of Orleans




  1. ^ a b c d e Darryl Lundy (10 March 2007). "Louise Françoise Marie Laure d'Orléans, Prince de France". Retrieved 2008-10-03.
  • Généalogie des rois et des princes by Jan-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Gisserot (1998)