Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta

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Princess Maria Cristina
Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1933-09-12) 12 September 1933 (age 84)
Miramare, near Trieste, Italy
Spouse Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (m. 1967)
Issue Prince Luís
Princess Anna
Princess Elena
Prince Alexander
Full name
Italian: Maria Cristina Giusta Elena Giovanna
House Savoy-Aosta
Father Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta
Mother Princess Anne d'Orléans
Religion Roman Catholic
Styles of
Princess Maria Cristina of
Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Italian royal family
Great coat of arms of the king of italy (1890-1946).svg

HRH The Duke of Aosta
HRH The Duchess of Aosta

HI&RH The Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este
HRH Princess Maria Cristina

Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta (Maria Cristina Giusta Elena Giovanna; born 12 September 1933)[1][2] is an Italian princess, member of the House of Savoy-Aosta by birth and of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies by marriage.


Maria Cristina is the second and youngest daughter of Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta, Italian Viceroy and Governor-General of Italian East Africa during World War II, and his wife Princess Anne d'Orléans.[1][2]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Maria Cristina married Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, son of Prince Gabriel of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and his wife Princess Cecylia Lubomirska, on 29 January 1967 in Jacarezinho, Brazil.[1][2] Maria Cristina and Casimir have four children:[1][2]

  • Prince Luís Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 28 November 1970 in Rio de Janeiro) married Christine Pereira Apovian in 1998 and they have divorced. They have one daughter. He remarried Maria da Glória Ganem Rubião and had three children:
    • Princess Anna Sophia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 9 April 1999 in São Paulo)
    • Princess Maria Isabel of Bourbon-Sicily (2012)
    • Princess Luisa Fernanda of Bourbon-Sicily (2014)
    • Prince Paulo Afonso of Bourbon-Sicily (2014)
  • Princess Anna Cecilia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (24 December 1971 in São Paulo) married Count Rodolphe de Causans on 18 August 2005. They have two children:
    • Count Amedeo de Vincens de Causans (8 May 2006)
    • Victoria de Vincens de Causans (13 May 2009)
  • Princess Elena Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (10 September 1973 in São Paulo)
  • Prince Alexander Henrique of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (9 August 1974 in São Paulo) ordained a priest in Rome on 22 December 2007

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 12 September 1933 – 12 May 1946: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta
  • 12 May 1946 – 29 January 1967: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta
  • 29 January 1967 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess of Savoy-Aosta



  1. ^ a b c d Darryl Lundy (18 May 2003). "Maria Cristina di Savoia-Aoste, Principessa di Savoia". Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d Paul Theroff. "ITALY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Archived from the original on April 28, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-11.