Princes and Princesses of Asturias


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Topic on the Princes of Asturias (those who were kings and those who were not).

Princess or Prince of Asturias (Spanish: Princesa/Príncipe de Asturias) is the main substantive title used by the heir apparent or heir presumptive to the throne of Spain. According to the Spanish Constitution of 1978:

Article 57 [...] 2. The heir apparent or presumptive, from birth or event that makes him such, will have the dignity of Prince of Asturias and other titles traditionally linked to the successor of the Crown of Spain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Asturias

https://monarquiaespanhola.blogs.sapo.pt/titulos-reales-principe-de-asturias-17840

List of the princes of Asturias:

Trastamara House (1388-1504)

  1. Enrique de Trastámara (1388-1390), accesses the throne as Enrique III
  2. María de Trastámara (1402-1405), displaced by the birth of the following
  3. Juan de Trastámara (1405-1406), accesses the throne as Juan II
  4. Catalina of Trastamara (1422-1424)
  5. Leonor de Trastámara (1424-1425), displaced by the birth of the following
  6. Enrique de Trastámara (1425-1454), accesses the throne as Enrique IV
  7. Juana de Trastámara (1462-1464), disinherited in favor of the following
  8. Alfonso de Trastámara (1464-1465 / 1468)
  9. Isabel de Trastámara (1468-1470 / 1474), disinherited in favor of the next / self-proclaimed queen
  10. Juana de Trastámara (1470-1475 / 1479), self-proclaimed queen / loses the War against Isabel
  11. Isabel de Trastámara (1476-1480), displaced by the birth of the following
  12. Juan de Trastámara (1480-1497)
  13. Isabel de Trastámara (1498-1498)
  14. Miguel de la Paz de Avís (1499-1500)
  15. Juana de Trastámara (1502-1504), accesses the throne as Juana I

Austrian House (1506-1665)
  1. Carlos de Austria (1506-1516), accesses the throne as Carlos I
  2. Felipe of Austria (1528-1556), accesses the throne as Felipe II
  3. Carlos of Austria (1560-1568)
  4. Fernando of Austria (1573-1578)
  5. Diego of Austria (1580-1582)
  6. Felipe of Austria (1584-1598), accesses the throne as Felipe III
  7. Felipe of Austria (1608-1621), accesses the throne as Felipe IV
  8. Baltasar Carlos de Austria (1632-1646), deceased
  9. Felipe, Prince of Austria (1658-1661)
  10. Carlos de Austria (1661-1665), accesses the throne as Carlos II

Bourbon House (1709- Present):
  1. Luis de Borbón (1709-1724), accesses the throne as Luis I
  2. Fernando de Borbón (1724-1746), accesses the throne as Fernando VI
  3. Carlos de Borbón (1760-1788), accesses the throne as Carlos IV
  4. Fernando de Borbón (1789-1808), accesses the throne as Fernando VII
  5. Isabel de Borbón (1830-1833), accesses the throne as Isabel II
  6. María Isabel de Borbón (1851-1857), displaced by the birth of the following
  7. Alfonso de Borbón (1857-1870), accesses the throne as Alfonso XII in 1875
  8. Manuel Filiberto de Saboya (1871-1873), abdication of his father, Amadeo I
  9. Isabel de Borbón (1875-1880), displaced by the birth of the following
  10. Maria de las Mercedes de Borbón (1881-1904)
  11. Alfonso de Borbón-Dos Sicilias (1904-1907), displaced by the birth of the following
  12. Alfonso de Borbón (1907-1931 / 1933), deposition of the monarch / dynastic resignation
  13. Juan de Borbón (1933-1941), accesses the Headquarters of the Royal Household
  14. Juan Carlos de Borbón (1941-1975), accesses the throne as Juan Carlos I
  15. Felipe de Borbón (1975-2014), current King Felipe VI
  16. Leonor de Borbón (2014- present), current princess of Asturias

Royal Wedding of the Prince of Asturias Carlos de Borbón with Infanta Maria Luisa de Parma.
https://www.hola.com/bodaprincipe/2004/04/05/pesasturias-carlos1/

Wedding of Prince Luis (Luis I) with the princess of Montpensier Luisa Isabel.
https://www.hola.com/bodaprincipe/2004/04/05/pesasturias-luis1/
 
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It is wrong to say that Felipe became Prince of Asturias in 1977. He became a Prince in 1975, which one can observe from old reports. In another thread you posted a magazine cover from 1976 where he is styled Prince. :flowers:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/foru...a-on-magazine-covers-2748-55.html#post2295826

The writer of the Wikipedia article clearly confused the year of his inauguration as Prince of Asturias with the year he succeeded to the title.

If he had remained an Infante until his inauguration, as Wikipedia is claiming, it would have been a major breach with Spanish tradition. There is an unbroken tradition that the eldest sons of the Spanish kings are known as Prince, regardless of whether or not they have been inaugurated as Princes of Asturias, of Gerona, and so forth.

https://boe.es/datos/pdfs/BOE//1880/236/A00599-00600.pdf
 
An article on the story of the title of Prince of Asturias.
https://www.abc.es/informacion/boda/biografia_principe/07.asp

The arms of the Prince of Asturias.
https://www.abc.es/informacion/boda/biografia_principe/07e.asp


If I understand it correctly,

  • Prince of Asturias was originally the titlle held by the heir to the Crown of Castile.
  • Prince of Girona was originally the title held by the heir to the Crown of Aragon.
  • Prince of Viana was the title of the heir of the Kingdom of Navarre.
As far as I understand it too, there is not a clear point in history (like the Acts of Union in England, Scotland and Ireland for example) when the aformentioned Crowns merged to form a unitary Spanish Crown, but most historians place it in the beginning of the Bourbon monarchy between 1707 and 1716.

In any case, it is logical that the heir to the Spanish Crown, being the successor to all of the jurisdictions above, should hold all three titles.
 
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The Prince or Princess of Asturias is also Duke/Duchess of Montblanc, Count/Countess of Cervera, and Lord/Lady of Balaguer.
 
Juan, Prince of Asturias and Girona (30 June 1478 – 4 October 1497), was the only son of King Fernando II of Aragon and Queen Isabel I of Castile, and heir-apparent to both their thrones for nearly his entire life.

John's death was followed closely by that of his sister Isabel in 1498. The Spanish kingdoms passed to his younger sister Juana "la loca", her husband Philip the Handsome, and their Habsburg descendants.

Tomb of Prince Juan at Real Monasterio de Santo Tomás in Ávila
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/SepulcroPrincipeJuan.jpg


Isabel, Princess of Asturias (2 October 1470 – 23 August 1498) was the eldest daughter and heir presumptive of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabel I of Castile. She was Queen of Portugal as the wife of King Manuel I from 30 September 1497 until her death the following year.

In the same year as her second marriage, Isabel became Princess of Asturias and heir presumptive of the Crown of Castile following the sudden death of her only brother, Juan, Prince of Asturias, in September 1497, and the stillbirth of his daughter. Philip of Austria, the husband of Isabella's younger sister Juana, claimed the crown, although Isabel had precedence as the eldest daughter.

 
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Juan had married the Archduchess Margaret of Austria in April 1497 and Juan died in October .Margaret was pregnant at the time but sadly she gave birt to a stillborn daughter on 2 April 1498.
 
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