This is the Line of Succession of the disestablished Portuguese royal family:
1. H.R.H. Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança;
2. H.R.H. Dom Afonso, Prince of Beira, Infant of Portugal;
3. H.R.H. Dom Dinis, Infant of Portugal;
4. H.R.H. Dona Maria Francisca, Infanta of Portugal;
5. H.R.H. Dom Miguel, Duke of Viseu, Infant of Portugal;
6. H.R.H. Dom Henrique, Duke of Coimbra, Infant of Portugal.
HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, organises the world-wide Duke of Edinburgh Awards, scheme with the Duke of Bragança, who is in charge of the Portuguese branch, Premio Infante Dom Henrique.
In Portugal, the Duke of Bragança presents the Captain of the winning polo team, the Prince of Wales, with the trophy:
The Duke of Bragança, as guest of the Prince of Wales, met Prince Khalid Al-Faisal Al-Saud at the WhitehallPalace in London (June 2000):
The Prince of Wales, arriving at Al Faisalia Centre, chats with Dona Isabel, Duchess of Bragança:
The Duke of Bragança with his aunt, Princess Isabelle, Countess of Paris (Princess Isabelle was sister of Dom Duarte's mother):
Pope John Paul II and the Duke of Bragança had several private meetings. In 1998, His Holiness Pope John Paul II received the Duke and Duchess of Bragança, Dom Duarte Pio and Dona Isabel. They introduced him their two children, Afonso and Francisca, and to the surprise of everyone, Afonso rushed forward, asking to kiss the cross hanged on the Pope's neck. John Paul II, unable to lift the boy, bent forward, in spite of his physical difficulties, to allow Afonso to kiss his cross. His Holiness and the Duke and Duchess were deeply moved by this spontaneous gesture of the prince.
Do the Duke of Braganca's brothers play any role in Portuguese cultural activities as representative of the Royal House?
As President of the Assembly of the Portuguese Horsemen (Assembleia dos Cavaleiros Portugueses), and member of some honorific congregations, such as the Sovereign and Militar Order of Malta (Ordem Soberana e Militar de Malta), the Order of St. George (Ordem Constantiniana de S. Jorge), or the Orders of St. Mauricio and St. Lázaro, D. Miguel plays some duties, but in a very discreet way.
Same happens with D. Henrique.
Thank you Elsa.
I am pleased that you have posted pictures of the Duke and Duchess meeting the Prince of Wales, including some in Saudi Arabia. Royals seem to cross paths in the most interesting places!
You're welcome, Warren! :)
Here's another couple of photos of D. Duarte presenting Prince Khalid Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khalid Al-Saud with the insignia of the Grand Cross of the Order of Our Lady of the Conception of Vila Viçosa, at the residence of the Portuguese Ambassador:
The Spanish infanta Maria del Pilar made her debut at a glittering ball, which took place in Estorial and was attended by more than 2000 people, including many of Europe's former royal families. In this phoro, the 18-year-old infanta (between her parents, Don Juan de Borbón and Doña Maria de las Merces) is introduced to D. Duarte.