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Old 11-08-2013, 02:38 PM
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I don't think it is physically impossible for a member of the former Brazilian Imperial family to get pregnant before marriage. But considering that the family is supposed to be rather conservative it would be somewhat original. But stranger things have happened.

What is known about the groom? Is he related to the English/Dutch noble Mackay family of the barons Reay of Reay? Lord Reay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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But where is the big, protruding belly
The lady standing on the right with the mauve/black outfit.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:04 PM
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I don't think it is physically impossible for a member of the former Brazilian Imperial family to get pregnant before marriage.
She's not a member of the Brazilian Imperial Family, her father renounced his rights to the Throne before his marriage and lost his title of Prince of Brazil.

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But considering that the family is supposed to be rather conservative it would be somewhat original. But stranger things have happened.
Original, yes, it would be fairly original and deplorable. Not even her uncle Prince Eudes dared to do such a thing. And he married his mistress.

I doubt she's pregnant. Her parents, Prince Fernando and Princess Graça, are very conservative, the same goes for her elder sister and brother-in-law. The supposed belly is just an optical illusion.

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What is known about the groom? Is he related to the English/Dutch noble Mackay family of the barons Reay of Reay? Lord Reay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Monarquia Já (http://imperiobrasileiro-rs.blogspot...comparece.html)

"Alban Miller Mackay, born in 1979, is the son of the scottish Brian Hugh Miller Mackay and Delphine Marie de Maistre. His mother descends from the Family of the Counts de Maistre, being his maternal grandparents Count Eugène Xavier de Maistre and Countess Magali d´Isoard de Chénerilles - daughter of Marquiss Pierre d’ Isoard de Chénerille. His great-great-great-great-grandparent was Count Joseph de Maistre, renowed writer, philosopher, diplomat, lawyer, Catholic thinker and French Monarchist. Alban is also a descendant of the Counts de Sabran-Pontèves, the family of Princess Gersende, Duchess of Orleans, from the French Royal Family, wife of Prince Jacques, son of Princess Isabel of Orleans-Braganza, The Countess of Paris. Alban's father is the owner of the historical Château du Puiseux le Hauberger, in Oise."
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:07 PM
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Well, well...we'll live, we'll see...
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:04 AM
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The Christmas card of Prince Pedro Carlos and his family:

http://www.noblesseetroyautes.com/wp...amed123456.jpg
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Prince Luiz has recently been interviewed by the Brazilian press:

Entretien du prince Luiz Gastao d’Orléans-Bragance | Noblesse & Royautés

Príncipe imperial vive “sem luxo nem esplendor” em casa alugada em SP | Guerra & Armas
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:43 PM
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This interview is from 2008. This is the most recent interview His Imperial and Royal Highness gave:

“Foi uma emancipação dentro da mesma família” - Vida Pública - Gazeta do Povo
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:06 PM
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2008. This is 2014. They are a nice family. But Brazil will remain a republic. This is all fantasy.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:55 PM
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The last interview is not from 2008 but from September 2013, half a year ago. Not old at all.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:06 PM
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The Prince Imperial of Brazil was invited to presided over the graduation ceremony of a group of young Catholic leaders, in the city of Toledo, in the state of Paraná.

After that, he distributed distinctives to young monarchists. Then, His Imperial and Royal Highness visited a winery.

http://imperiobrasileiro-rs.blogspot...orleans-e.html
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:42 PM
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On Tuesday, Prince Antonio and Princess Christine of Brazil attended a solemn session at Rio de Janeiro City. The session was in honor of Princess Isabel (1846-1921) and the Golden Law, which abolished slavery in Brazil, in 1888.

The session was presided by Alderman Cesar Maia, one of the most proeminent monarchist politicians, who is a canditade to the government of the state of Rio de Janeiro at this years elections.

As a tradition, the city presented Princess Christine with a bouquet of camellias, the flower wish simbolizes the brazilian abolitionist movement.

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Old 06-11-2014, 06:32 PM
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The wedding of Princess Dona Amélia with Sir Alexander James Spearman will be celebrated on 16 August, in the Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo, in Rio de Janeiro. She will be no more in the Line of Succession to the Throne.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:23 AM
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(not sure if this is the right thread, if not please move)

Dutch writer and journalist Annemarie Haverkamp travels the world to interview famous parents with handicapped children (and the children themselves).
One of her articles is about Princes Maria Cristina de Orleans e Braganca (who was born with Down's Syndrome) and her parents Dom Joao de Orleans e Braganca and Stella Luterbach. The article is a short version on a chapter on Princes Maria Cristina in a yet to be published book by Annemarie Haverkamp. The article was also published in various local dutch newspapers.
Article on the author's website (in dutch):
Braziliaanse prinses met Down-syndroom | Annemarie Haverkamp

translated to english with google translate (unfortunately google translate is not too good with dutch, but I hope you get the "gist")
https://translate.google.nl/translat...%2F&edit-text=
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:03 AM
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On Sunday, Princess Cristina of Orleans-Braganza represented her second-cousin, Prince Luiz, Head of the Imperial House of Brazil, at the launch of the book "Her Imperial Majesty D. Thereza Christina Maria of Bourbon and Braganza, the Mother of Brazilians", the biography of Her Royal Highness' great-great-grandmother, Empress Teresa Cristina (1822-1889), the consort of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (1825-1891), born Princess of the Two-Sicilies. The book was wrote by Professor Rogério da Silva Tjäder, the oldest militant of the Brazilian Monarchist Movement and well-known academic.

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The gentlemen were dressed as 19th century Brazilian nobles, as the launch was held at a farm from that period. On the wall, the flag of the Empire of Brazil and pictures of Emperor Pedro II and Empress Teresa Cristina.

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On Tuesday, Prince Bertrand, Prince Imperial of Brazil, attended Solemn at the Church of St. Mary Mother of God, in Washington D.C.. The Mass was in honor of Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria (1887-1922), who was a third cousin of the Prince Imperial's father, Prince Pedro Henrique (1909-1981), former Head of the Imperial House of Brazil. The Emperor's wife, Empress Zita (1892-1989), was a great-aunt of the Prince Imperial's sister-in-law, Princess Christine (née Princess of Ligne), wife of Prince Antonio of Brazil.

Before the Mass, His Imperial and Royal Highness attended a lunch and gave a lecture on the life and faith of the Blessed Emperor. The Prince Imperial arrived in the United States on the 19th and will come back to Brazil next Sunday. His Imperial and Royal Highness went to the US on invitation of the American Society for the Defence of Tradition, Family and Property.

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Has Princess Isabel (Countess of Stolberg-Stolberg) already had her boy?
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:00 PM
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Has Princess Isabel (Countess of Stolberg-Stolberg) already had her boy?
Not yet, but she was heavily pregnant at the funeral of Queen Fabiola:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LZCdN2ZYfX...600/DIOBCA.jpg

I suspect the little Count of Stolberg will be born until the end of the next month. I remember the pregnancy was announced in June.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:30 AM
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Count Alexander of Stolberg (b. 26 February 1974) [firstborn son of Count Josef Emnauel of Stolberg (b. 1936) & his wife, Countess Jacqueline, née Florin de Duikinberg (b. 1942)] & his wife Countess Isabel, née Princess of Orleans-Braganza (b. 30 January 1978) [firstborn daughter of Prince Fernando of Orleans-Braganza (n. 1948) & his wife, Princess Maria da Graça (b. 1952), née de Siqueira Carvalho Baère de Araújo] had their first child, Count Louis-Bernhard Josef Maximilian Diniz Rafael Nuno Karl Baudouin Maria of Stolberg, on 16 December, in Brussels.

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Old 12-29-2014, 08:32 PM
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Prince Luiz, Head of the Imperial House of Brazil, and his brother and heir, Prince Bertrand, Prince Imperial of Brazil, spent Christmas Eve attending Misa del Gallo at the Church da Ordem Terceira do Monte do Carmo, the oldest church in the city of São Paulo, build in 17th century.

Other members of the Imperial Family spent Christmas at the house of Prince Alberto and Princess Maritza of Orleans-Braganza, in Rio.

On the 23th, the Head of the Imperial House sent his Christmas Message to all Brazilians. His Imperial and Royal Highness talked about the first Christmas and his hopes for the future.

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https://www.facebook.com/promonarqui...type=1&theater
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Count Alexander of Stolberg has explained the meaning of each of his son's eleven names:

Louis - after King St. Louis IX of France (1214-1270), an ancestor of the baby; Prince Luiz, Head of the Imperial House of Brazil, maternal great-uncle of the baby; Blessed Louis Martin (1823-1894), father of St. Thérèse of Lisieux; and Princess Luiza of Orleans-Braganza, the baby's maternal aunt and godmother.

Bernhard - after St. Bernhard of Clairveux (1190-1153).

Josef - after the baby's paternal grandfather, Count Josef "Franz" of Stolberg; and St. Joseph.

Maximilian - after the baby's paternal uncle and godfather, Count Maximilian of Stolberg.

Diniz - second name of the baby's maternal grandfather, Prince Fernando of Orleans-Braganza; it's also after King Diniz of Portugal (1261-1325), the baby's ancestor.

Rafael - after the Archangel (one of the traditional names of the House of Braganza: Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga) and after the baby's mother's first cousin, Prince Rafael of Brazil.

Nuno - after St. Nuno of Santa Maria (1360-1431), the baby's ancestor.

Karl - after the Blessed Emperor Karl of Austria (1887-1922), the baby's distant relative.

Pius - after St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

Baudouin - after King Baudouin of the Belgians (1930-1993).

Maria - last name of all members of the House of Stolberg.

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https://www.facebook.com/CausaImperi...type=1&theater
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The Head of the Imperial House of Brazil, the Prince Imperial and Prince Antonio have signed the Filial Appeal to His Holiness Pope Francis on the future of the family, asking the Pope to reaffirm the traditional christian values of family.

Many other royals have signed it, including King Kigeli V of Rwanda, the Duke of Braganza and Duchess Marie-Cécile of Oldenburg.

A full list of the personalities who have signed it:

Personalities who have signed - Filial Appeal to His Holiness Pope Francis
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