Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta

Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta (Maria Cristina Giusta Elena Giovanna; born 12 September 1933)[1][2] is an Italian princess, member of the House of Savoy-Aosta by birth and of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies by marriage.

Princess Maria Cristina
Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Born (1933-09-12) 12 September 1933
Miramare, near Trieste, Kingdom of Italy
Spouse
Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (m. 1967)
IssuePrince Luís
Princess Anna
Princess Elena
Prince Alexander
Full name
Italian: Maria Cristina Giusta Elena Giovanna
HouseSavoy-Aosta
FatherAmedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta
MotherPrincess Anne d'Orléans
ReligionRoman Catholic
Italian royal family

HRH The Duke of Aosta
HRH The Duchess of Aosta

  • HRH The Duke of Apulia
    HRH The Duchess of Apulia
    • HRH The Prince of Piedmont
    • HRH The Duke of the Abruzzi
    • HRH Princess Isabella
  • HRH Princess Bianca, Countess Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga
  • HRH Princess Mafalda, Baroness Lombardo di San Chirico

HI&RH The Dowager Archduchess of Austria-Este
HRH Princess Maria Cristina

Family

Maria Cristina is the second and youngest daughter of Amedeo, 3rd Duke of Aosta, Italian Viceroy and Governor-General of Italian East Africa during World War II, and his wife Princess Anne d'Orléans.[1][2]

Marriage and issue

Maria Cristina married Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, son of Prince Gabriel of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and his wife Princess Cecylia Lubomirska, on 29 January 1967 in Jacarezinho, Brazil.[1][2] Maria Cristina and Casimir have four children:[1][2]

  • Prince Luís Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 28 November 1970 in Rio de Janeiro) married in 1998, Christine Pereira Apovian (born 20 May 1969 in São Paulo). They have divorced. They have one daughter. He remarried Maria da Glória Ganem Rubião and had three children:
    • Princess Anna Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 9 April 1999 in São Paulo)
    • Princess Maria Isabel of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2012)
    • Princess Luisa Fernanda of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2014)
    • Prince Paulo Afonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (2014)
  • Princess Anna Cecilia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 24 December 1971 in São Paulo) married on 18 August 2005, Count Rodolphe de Vincens de Causans. They have two children:
    • Count Amedeo de Vincens de Causans (born 8 May 2006 in Neuilly-sur-Seine)
    • Countess Victoria de Vincens de Causans (born 13 May 2009 in Neuilly-sur-Seine)
  • Princess Elena Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 10 September 1973 in São Paulo)
  • Prince Alexander Henrique of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 9 August 1974 in São Paulo), ordained a priest in Rome on 22 December 2007

Titles and styles

Styles of
Princess Maria Cristina of
Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Reference styleHer Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness
  • 12 September 1933 12 May 1946: Her Serene Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta
  • 12 May 1946 29 January 1967: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Savoy-Aosta
  • 29 January 1967 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess of Savoy-Aosta

Ancestry

References

  1. Darryl Lundy (18 May 2003). "Maria Cristina di Savoia-Aoste, Principessa di Savoia". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  2. Paul Theroff. "ITALY". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Archived from the original on April 28, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
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