Princess Maria da Glória, Duchess of Segorbe

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Princess Maria da Glória
Duchess de Segorbe
prev. Crown Princess of Yugolavia
Born (1946-12-13) 13 December 1946 (age 70)
Petrópolis, Brazil
Spouse Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia
(m. 1972; div. 1985)

Ignacio de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, 19th Duke de Segorbe
(m. 1985)
Issue Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia
Prince Philip of Yugoslavia
Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
Sol de Medina y Orleáns-Braganza, 54th Countess of Ampurias
Luna de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 17th Countess de Ricla
House Orléans-Braganza
Father Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza
Mother Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Brazilian imperial family
(Petrópolis branch)
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Princess Dona Maria da Glória Henriqueta Dolores Lúcia Miguela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza, Duchess de Segorbe (Portuguese: Dona Maria da Glória Henriqueta Dolores Lúcia Miguela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Bourbon, princesa de Orléans e Bragança e duquesa de Segorbe; Serbian: Марија да Глорија од Орлеана и Браганце; born 13 December 1946) is a descendant of the Brazilian Imperial Family and the wife of the Duke de Segorbe. She is also the former wife of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia.[1]

Life and marriages[edit]

Born at Petrópolis, Brazil, she is the daughter of Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1913–2007) and Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1914–2005). She is the first cousin of Juan Carlos I of Spain.

On 1 July 1972, she married Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia at Villamanrique de la Condesa, near Seville, Spain. They divorced on 19 February 1985. She has three sons from her first marriage:

On 24 October 1985, she married Ignacio de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, 19th Duke de Segorbe, son of Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli at Seville. With him, she has two daughters:

  • Sol María de la Blanca de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 54th Countess de Ampurias (born 1986), heiress apparent to the Segorbe dukedom.
  • Ana Luna de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 17th Countess de Ricla (born 1988)

Titles[edit]

  • 1946–1972: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza.
  • 1972–1985: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria da Glória, The Crown Princess of Yugoslavia, Princess of Orléans-Braganza.
  • 1985–1985: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza.
  • 1985–present: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria da Glória, The Duchess de Segorbe, Princess of Orléans-Braganza.

Ancestry[edit]

Dynastically, the Duchess of Segorbe is a great-great-granddaughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil. Patrilineally, she is a great-great-great-granddaughter of Louis Philippe, King of the French. She is also a matrilineal 9th-generation descendant of Marie Leszczyńska, Queen consort of Louis XV of France, through an almost-three-century-long unbroken line of eight Bourbon princesses, each of whom married into their own dynasty, as follows: Marie Leszczyńska, Queen of FranceLouise Élisabeth of France, Duchess of ParmaMaria Luisa of Parma, Queen of SpainMaria Isabella of Spain, Queen of the Two SiciliesMaria Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Queen Regent of SpainInfanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, Duchess of MontpensierPrincess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans, Infanta of Spain, Countess of ParisPrincess Louise d'Orléans, Princess of the Two SiciliesPrincess Maria de la Esperanza of the Two Sicilies, Princess of Orléans-Braganza → Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza, sometime Crown Princess of Yugoslavia, Duchess of Segorbe.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Great Pretenders
  2. ^ a b Going Places
  3. ^ Heinbruins
  4. ^ Willis, Daniel (1999). The Descendants of Louis XIII. Baltimore, US: Clearfield. pp. 3, 81–3, 81–82, 125, 134–135, 140, 251, 215, 325, 354. ISBN 0-8063-4942-5. 

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Titles in pretence
Vacant
Title last held by
Alexandra of Greece and Denmark
— TITULAR —
Queen consort of Yugoslavia
1 July 1972 – 1983
Reason for succession failure:
Communists abolished the Kingdom in 1945
Vacant
Title next held by
Katherine, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia
Preceded by
Princess Maria Isabel
Petrópolis Line of succession to the Brazilian throne
13th position
Succeeded by
Princess Cristina