Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
|Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies|
14 July 1913|
Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria
|Died||3 May 1999
Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
|Burial||Filialkirche St. Peter und Paul, Rieden, Bavaria, Germany|
|House||House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies|
|Father||Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria|
|Mother||Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria|
Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (Italian: Urraca Maria Isabella Carolina Aldegonda Carmela, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie; 14 July 1913, Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria – 3 May 1999, Sigmaringen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was a member of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and a Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
Urraca was the sixth and youngest child of Prince Ferdinand Pius of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria and his wife Princess Maria Ludwiga Theresia of Bavaria.
Urraca, who was widowed following a brief marriage while in her twenties, travelled to Naples often and was much loved by its people. She was received by the Neapolitan nobility and the city's poor appreciated Urraca's kindness. She also travelled regularly to Rome, where she frequently stayed with the Lancelloti princely family.
In 1957, Urraca had an accident while driving a car with her sister Maria Antonietta as its only passenger.Maria Antonietta died and Urraca spent several months in the hospital recovering from her serious injuries.
In her older age, Urraca was under the care of her niece, Countess of Stolberg-Wernigerode. Urraca's niece placed her in a nursing home for the elderly in Sigmaringen where she spent the last 18 months of her life.
Urraca wished to have her remains cremated and placed in the church of the Neapolitan Bourbons at Santa Chiara in Naples, however, the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro refused to honor her wishes as he intended to reserve space for his immediate family's remains. Urraca was instead buried with her parents, her eldest sister Maria Antonietta, and her elder brother Prince Ruggiero Maria, Duke of Noto at the Filialkirche St. Peter und Paul in Rieden, Swabia, Germany.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 14 July 1913 – 3 May 1999: Her Royal Highness Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
- Dame Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
- Dame of Honor and Devotion of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
- Darryl Lundy (22 Jan 2009). "Urraca Maria Isabella Carolina Aldegonda di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-08-16.