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Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria

Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria

The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Princess
Gender female
Birth 4 December 1938 (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre)
Mother: Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
Father: HenriCount of Paris
Siblings: Prince JacquesDuke of OrléansPrince MichelCount of ÉvreuxPrince ThibautCount of La MarcheHenri d'OrléansCount of Paris
Spouse: Infante CarlosDuke of Calabria
Children: Prince PedroDuke of NotoArchduchess María of Austria
The details

Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Dowager Duchess of Calabria (née Princess Anne of Orléans; born 4 December 1938, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium) is the widow of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria. Princess Anne is the third daughter and the fifth child of Prince Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), claimant to the French throne, and his wife Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911–2003).



On 12 May 1965, at Dreux, France, Princess Anne married Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1938-2015), one of the two claimants to be Head of the Royal House of Two Sicilies. The bride wore a Balmain silk gown of Lyonnaise lace, embroidered with fleurs de lys.

Prince Carlos was the son of Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1901–1964) and Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma (born 1917). Though they had known each other since childhood, their romantic relationship began in Athens, in 1962, at the wedding of the future King Juan Carlos of Spain to Princess Sophia of Greece, at which Princess Anne was a bridesmaid.

The Duke and Duchess of Calabria lived in Spain.


Anne and Carlos hac five children:

  • Princess Cristina Isabella Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 1966 in Madrid); married, in 1994, at Ciudad Real, Pedro López-Quesada y Fernandez-Urrutia (b. 1964)
    • Victoria López-Quesada y de Borbón-Dos Sicilias (b. 1997)
    • Pedro López-Quesada y de Bórbon-Dos Sicilias (b. 2003)
  • Princess María Paloma Diana Irene of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 1967 in Madrid); married, in 1996, at Ciudad Real, Archduke Simeon of Austria (b. 1958), a grandson of Karl I of Austria.
    • Archduke Johannes of Austria (b. 1997)
    • Archduke Ludwig of Austria (b. 1998)
    • Archduchess Isabelle of Austria (b. 2000)
    • Archduchess Carlotta of Austria (b. 2003)
    • Archduke Philipp of Austria (b. 2007)
  • Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria (b. 1968 in Madrid); married
    • Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto and Capua (b. 1993)
    • Prince Juan of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 2003)
    • Prince Pablo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 2004)
    • Prince Pedro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 2007)
    • Princess Sofía of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 2008)
    • Princess Blanca of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 2011)
    • Princess María of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 2015)
  • Princess Inés María Alicia Anna Isabella of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 1971 in Madrid); married in 2001 at Toledo Nob. Michele Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 1965)
    • Nob. Teresa Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 2003)
    • Nob. Blanca Carrelli Palombi dei Marchesi di Raiano (b. 2005)
  • Princess Victoria María Aline Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (b. 1976 in Madrid); married Greek shipowner Markos Nomikos (b. 1965) in 2003.
    • Anastasios Nomikos (b. 2005)
    • Ana Nomikos (b. 2006)
    • Carlos Nomikos (b. 2008)
    • Simeon Nomikos (b. 2012)

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

  • 1938–1965: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Orléans
  • 1965–2015: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Calabria
  • 2015–present: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria, Infanta of Spain


  • Dame Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George



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