Category Archives: Portuguese Royals

Spanish Introductory Visit to Portugal

  July 9, 2014 at 3:10 am by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain paid a one-day introductory visit to neighbouring Portugal on July 7th. Following on from their recent visit to the Vatican, the Spanish King and Queen arrived at the military airport Figo Maduro near Lisbon and were greeted by the the Spanish Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic. After the greeting ceremony, the King and Queen moved onto the Belém Palace, where they were warmly … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of José I of Portugal

  June 6, 2014 at 6:30 am by

Today is the 300th anniversary of the birth of King José I of Portugal. He was born in 1714, as the third child of King João V of Portugal and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. The future King was titled Infante José for the first four and a half months of his life, as his older brother, Pedro, was the heir to the throne. Upon Pedro’s death on October 29, Infante José … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Braganza Presents the Order of St Isabel to European Royals

  October 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm by

On October 27, the Duchess of Braganza conferred the Order of Saint Isabel upon several European royal ladies in recognition of their philanthropic work. Those honoured were Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess Christine of Orleans-Braganza ( née Princess de Ligne, wife of Prince Antonio of Orleans-Braganza) and Princess Eleanora of Ligne (née Princess of Orleans-Braganza and Wittelsbach, wife of Michel, … Continue reading

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Spanish Historical Royal of the Month: Joanna of Austria

  September 12, 2012 at 3:24 am by

Joanna, Archduchess of Austria, Infanta of Castile and Aragon, Princess of Burgundy was born in Madrid on the 24th of June 1535. Joanna was the second surviving daughter of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and Isabella of Portugal. In 1552, she was married to Infante João Manuel of Portugal and their only surviving child was the future King Sebastian of Portugal. Following the death of Infante João Manuel in 1554, … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Marianne & Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 10, 2012 at 4:58 am by

On June 7, 2012 the Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Art Awards celebrated their 30th anniversary with a gala at the winter garden of Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. On this special occasion, Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnusson, the Duke and Duchess of Bragança, Queen Noor of Jordan and Empress Farah of Iran attended the ceremony. The Marianne and Sigvard Bernadotte Arts Fund was created in 1982 to … Continue reading

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Death of Infanta Maria Adelaide de Bragança van Uden

  February 26, 2012 at 2:58 am by

Maria Adelaide Manuela Amélia Micaela Rafaela de Bragança van Uden was born on January 31st, 1912 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France to Dom Miguel II Duke of Bragança and Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, her godparents where Dom Manuel II, King of Portugal and his mother Dona Amelia, Queen of Portugal. The Infanta passed away Friday February 24th, 2012, only 24 days after celebrating her 100th birthday. The Infanta passed away peacefully … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Anjou and Cadaval Gives Birth to a Girl

  February 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm by

Prince Charles-Philippe and Princess Diana of Orléans, The Duke and Duchess of Anjou and The Duke-Consort and Duchess of Cadaval, had their first child, Princess Isabelle, on 22 February 2012. The Duchess gave birth to the little Princess in Lisbon, Portugal. According to the new parents, the new Princess of Orléans is named after her great-grandmother, the late Countess of Paris, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, née Princess of Orléans-Braganza. In addition, … Continue reading

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Infanta Maria Adelaide de Bragança van Uden turns 100

  January 31, 2012 at 12:00 am by

On January 31st 2012, Infanta Maria Adelaide will celebrate her 100th birthday, she is the sole surviving granddaughter of King Miguel I of Portugal. Infanta Maria Adelaide is the daughter of Miguel II, Duke of Bragança and Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, and was born January 31st 1912 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France, with Dom Manuel II and Queen Amelia as her godparents. The Infanta, along with her siblings and parents, spent … Continue reading

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Both Sides to October 5th in Portuguese History

  October 7, 2011 at 7:35 am by

The fifth of October is a national holiday in Portugal, for most people it’s the day that in 1910 King Manuel II was deposed and the Portuguese republic was proclaimed. But for Portuguese Monarchists, October fifth is a holiday because it is the day that in 1143, Portugal was officially recognized as an independent country with the treaty of Zamora. On that day at the Cathedral of Zamora, King Alfonso … Continue reading

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Portuguese Royal Family Summer Events

  September 10, 2011 at 9:38 am by

Although the House of Bragança has not ruled in Portugal in over 100 years, that does not mean they are not busy! On the contrary, the family has partaken in many events at home and abroad this summer. They also attended events of other royal houses, including funerals and weddings. To kick off the social season in Portugal, Dom Duarte and Isabel presided over the 11th annual Madeira Flower Ball, … Continue reading

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Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval Are Expecting Their First Child

  August 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm by

Prince Charles-Philippe of Orléans, the Duke of Anjou, and his wife Princess Diana of Orléans, the Duchess of Anjou and the Duchess of Cadaval, are expecting their first child in February 2012. More information about the pregnancy and about the couple can be found in their thread: Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans and Diana, Duchess of Cadaval: Feb 2008- 

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Duke and Duchess of Bragança Attend Charity Dinner for Haiti Victims

  February 3, 2010 at 1:48 am by

On January 27th the duke of Bragança, head of the Portuguese royal house, and his wife Dona Isabel, attended a charity dinner that was held for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Apart from the duke and duchess a lot of other Portuguese socialites and celebrities attended the dinner, like the Brazilian actress Maria das Graças, Maria Jose Galvao de Sousa and the ‘queen’ of Portuguese socialites: Lili Caneças. … Continue reading

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Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval on Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  February 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm by

Prince Charles Philippe d’Orleans, duke of Anjou, and his Portuguese wife, princess Diane d’Orleans, duchess of Anjou, duchess of Cadaval went on a pilgrimage to Israel with a delegation of the order of Saint Lazare, and its chairman the count Piccapietra. The group went to the holy land in the first week of January, as can be read on the website of the duke. The group visited the mount of … Continue reading

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Dom Duarte: ‘Portugal is Sick and Abused’

  December 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm by

On December 1st, Portugal celebrates the day the country becoming independent from Spain again in 1640, the day the Habsburg monarch was desposed and replaced by the duke of Bragança, who became King of Portugal. Today, 369 years later, the present Duke of Bragança uses this day to write a message to the country that his anscestors ruled. In his message, the Duke says among other things that Portugal is … Continue reading

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This Day in History – August 4

  August 4, 2009 at 8:38 pm by

August 4 is marked by all sorts of events, starting from the world’s first public smoking ban and the end of the Age of Chivalry in England, to the birth of ‘most dangerous woman in Europe’. If you want to learn what important things happened in the (Royal) History on August 4, read on. Edward I August 4, 1265 – The Battle of Evesham, one of the two most important … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cadaval Writes Book

  March 25, 2009 at 7:37 am by

Princess Diane d’Orleans,duchess of Anjou and in her own right duchess of Cadaval is writing a historical novel about a Portuguese queen. In an interview with Portuguese boulevard magazine CARAS she revealed this, though she did not want to say which queen she is writing about at this stage. The book will be available in book shops next year. The duchess also started as a special reporter for the magazine, … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Princess Michael’s Book Presentation in Portugal

  March 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm by

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book, The Serpent and the Moon, has had a presentation ceremony earlier this week in Portugal. The book was presented on March 3rd at the beautiful Palace of Fronteira, in Lisbon, and is now being published in Portugal by Civilização. It is a novel about the most famous love triangle in the French Court of the Renaissance, that of Henri II, Catherine de Medici and … Continue reading

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