Officially, the Royal Family consists of the King, the Queen and their descendants. However there are more people with a royal title or conections and even the Royal Household slips from time to time and considers them members of the Royal Family, although they are supposed to be members of the King’s Family. For example the Infantas Pilar and Margarita and the Infante Carlos have carried out engagements reserved to members of the Royal Family. In this three parts guide to the very extended royal family, I’ve included every person alive with a Royal title, their spouses and children.The third part consists of the Infanta Alicia and her family, including her son the Infante Carlos and his family.
PART 3: THE EXTENDED ROYAL FAMILY-THE INFANTA ALICIA AND THE INFANTE CARLOS
Her Royal Highness the Infanta Doña Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria.
Doña Alicia was born in Vienna in 1917. The oldest living Infanta, Her Royal Highness is the daughter of the late Duke of Parma and Piacenza, head of the House of Borbón-Parma and HI&RH the Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. She married HRH the Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, one of the claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. They had three children, a son and two daughters. Princess Alicia is the only person alive who was granted the title of Infante by HM Alfonso XIII.
Her husband the Infante Alfonso was the son of HRH the Infanta Mercedes, Princess of Asturias and HRH Prince Carlos of Borbón-Two Sicilies. The Infante Alfonso and HRH Princess María de las Mercedes, the Countess of Barcelona were half-siblings as they shared the same father but had different mothers. Don Alfonso was also a first cousin of the Count of Barcelona through his mother the Princess of Asturias, sister of Alfonso XIII.
His Royal Highness the Infante Don Carlos, The Duke of Calabria.
The Infante was born in 1939 in Switzerland and as his father’s heir, is one of the claimants to the headship of the House of the Two Sicilies. His Royal Highness is married to Princess Anne of France, and is the only male Infante in the family. Don Carlos was not born with the title and dignity of an Infante of Spain; King Juan Carlos granted him the title through a Royal Decree in 1994.
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Duchess of Calabria.
Anne of Orléans was born in 1938 in Belgium, the daughter of the late Count of Paris, one of the claimants to the throne of France, and the Brazilian Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza. Her Royal Highness married the Duke of Calabria in 1965 in France and have five children.
His Royal Highness Prince Pedro, The Duke of Noto.
Don Pedro Giovanni María Alejo Saturnino y Todos los Santos de Borbón Dos Sicilias, born in Madrid in 1968, is an engineer and the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Calabria . As their only son he is the Duke’s heir and bears the title of Duke of Noto. Prince Pedro, being the son of a Spanish Infante, is entitled to the treatment of His Excelency and the dignity of a Spanish Grandee. His godparents are the late Count of Barcelona and his paternal grandmother, HRH the Infanta Doña Alicia.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Noto.
Doña Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo married the Duke of Noto in Madrid in 2001, after nine years of relationship and a six year old son, Jaime. The Infante don Carlos opposed to an unequal marriage for his heir, but relented and conferred the treatment of Royal Highnesses to both Doña Sofía and the Duke and Duchess of Noto’s first child. The couple has five other children: Juan, Pablo, Pedro, Sofía and Blanca.
Her Royal Highness Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
Princess Cristina Isabel María Luisa was born in Madrid in 1965. Her godmother was her maternal grandmother, the Countess of Paris while her godfather was her paternal aunt’s husband, the Marquess of Laula. Like the rest of her siblings, Doña Cristina, as the daughter of an Infante, is entitled to the treatment of Her Excelency and the dignity of a Spanish Grandee. The Princess lives in Madrid and is frequently seen with her cousins and her cousin-in-law the Princess of Asturias.
Don Pedro López-Quesada y Fernández Urrutia.
Don Pedro López-Quesada was born in 1964 and married HRH Princess Cristina in her family’s state in Ciudad Real in 1994. They have two children, Victoria, who was a page at the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Asturias, and Pedro.
Her Royal Highness Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Archduchess María of Austria.
Princess María Paloma Diana Irene was the second child of the Duke and Duchess of Calabria. Born in Madrid in 1967, Her Royal Highness was named María after her great-grandmother, the Infanta María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias. Doña María became an Austrian Archduchess by marriage in 1996, when she married at her family’s state “La Toledana” in Ciudad Real. The Princess lives in Liechtenstein with her family.
His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Simeon of Austria.
The Archduke was born in 1958 in Congo, the third eldest child of Archduke Rudolf of Austria, son of Emperor Charles I of Austria and Zita of Bourbon Parma. Archduke Simeon and Princess María have five children born in Austria and Switzerland.
Her Royal Highness Princess Inés María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
In 1971, Princess Inés María Alicia Ana Isabel was born in Madrid, and was named after numerous family members. Her godparents were her father’s maternal uncle, HRH the Duke of Parma and Piacenza, and her paternal aunt, Princess Inés of Bourbon Two Sicilies. Doña Inés married in Toledo in 2001.
Nobile Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano.
Michelli Caroli, born in 1965, is the Italian noble married to Princess Inés since 2001. They have two daughters, Teresa, born in 2003 and Blanca born in 2005. The family lives in Rome, Italy. Michelle Carrelli is a lawyer.
Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.
The youngest child of the Infante Carlos and Princess Anne, Doña Victoria María Aline Carolina de la Santisíma Trindad y Todos los Santos was born in 1976 in Madrid. Being the daughter of an Infante, Her Royal Highness is entitled to the treatment of Her Excelency and the dignity of a Spanish Grandee. Despite being cousins, the press considered her an ideal bride for the then single Prince of Asturias.
Markos is a Greek shipowner born in 1965 who married Princess Victoria in 2003. They married in Ciudad Real, celebrating the wedding in her family’s state “La Toledana” They couple lives in Greece and has three children: Anastasios, Ana and Carlos.
Her Royal Highness Princess Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Marchioness of Laserna.
Doña Teresa, the first child of the late Infante D. Alfonso and the Infanta Doña Alicia and the eldest sister of the Infante D. Carlos, the Duke of Calabria, was born in Switzerland in 1937. Her Royal Highness married the 12th Marquess of Laula (who would become the Marquess of Laserna in 2010) in 1961 in Madrid. They had seven children; unfortunately the fifth child, don Fernado Moreno y Borbón died in a motorcycle accident on May 2011.
The Marquess of Laserna.
Don Iñigo Moreno de Arteaga, born in 1934, married Her Royal Highness Princess Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies in Madrid on 1961. They had seven children: Rodrigo, Alicia, Alfonso, Beatriz, Fernando, Clara and Delia.
Her Royal Highness Princess Inés Maria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Doña Inés is the youngest sister of the current Duke of Calabria, the second daughter and last child of the late Duke and the Infanta Alicia. The Princess was born in Switzerland in 1949. Her Royal Highness married Don Luis de Morales y Aguado on 1965 in Madrid but divorced on 1978. Princess Inés has five children and numerous granchildren. On the picture the Princess with her mother the Infanta Doña Alicia:
Photos: Hola, EFE, Real Casa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Mujer Hoy.