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  1. Princess María Cristina of Orléans. María Cristina de Orléans (born Marie Christine d'Orléans; 29 October 1852 – 28 April 1879) [2] [3] was one of the daughters of Prince Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, a son of King Louis Philippe I, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, the youngest daughter of Ferdinand VII of Spain.

  2. María Cristina de Orléans was one of the daughters of Prince Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, a son of King Louis Philippe I, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, the youngest daughter of Ferdinand VII of Spain. María Cristina was raised in Seville, and given her father's close relationship with the Spanish Royal Family, she and her siblings were awarded the title of Infante and Infanta of ...

  3. Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain. Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans (María Isabel de Orleans y Borbón; 21 September 1848 – 23 April 1919) was born an infanta of Spain and a Princess of Orléans and became the Countess of Paris by marriage.

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    Born on 11 September 1880 at the Royal Palace of Madrid, Mercedes was the first child of King Alfonso XII and his second wife, Maria Christina of Austria. She was christened María de las Mercedes Isabel Teresa Cristina Alfonsa. Her godmother was Queen Isabella II, her paternal grandmother, who came from retirement in Paris to attend the birth of he...

    Mercedes made her first public appearance at the royal court by the hand of her mother when Queen Maria Christina was declared regent. The education of the Princess of Asturias and her younger sister Infanta Maria Teresa was confined to the Royal Palace of Madrid in an austere environment headed by two widows: their mother and their paternal aunt I...

    Prince Carlos, Queen Maria Christina's first cousin once removed, belonged to the deposed royal family of the Two Sicilies and had arrived in Spain years earlier in order to follow a military career in the Spanish army.The pairing of the princess and Prince Carlos was not accidental. He had been chosen as a prospective husband by both Queen Maria C...

    The couple lived at the Royal palace of Madrid in close proximity to Queen Maria Christina, as she herself had wished. The union was happy and two children were born in quick succession: Prince Alfonso (1901–1964) and Prince Fernando(1903–1905). Pregnant for the third time, Mercedes longed for a daughter after having two sons. In September 1904, sh...

    816th Dame of the Order of Queen Maria Luisa (Spain)
    Grand Cordon of the Precious Crown, 10 June 1902 (Empire of Japan)
    Heraldry of Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
    Coat of Arms of Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
    Aronson, Theo. Royal Vendetta : The Crown of Spain 1829 -1965. The Bobbs Merrill Company, Inc. 1966. ASIN B0006BO4QO
    Mateos Sainz de Medrano, Ricardo La Reina María Cristina: Madre de Alfonso XIII y Regente de España. La Esfera de los Libros. 2007. ISBN 978-8497346382
    Puga, María Teresa. 20 infantas de España: Sus vidas, entre las ilusiones y el destino. Ed. Juventud, Barcelona, 1998. ISBN 978-84-261-3084-6
  4. Mercedes of Orléans. María de las Mercedes of Orléans (24 June 1860 – 26 June 1878) was Queen of Spain as the first wife of King Alfonso XII. She was born in Madrid, the daughter of Antoine of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain .

  5. Sol María de la Blanca de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 54th Countess de Ampurias (born 1986) Ana Luna de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 17th Countess de Ricla (born 1988) Through her father, Maria da Glória is a direct descendant of King Pedro II of Brazil and King Francisco I of the Two Sicilies.

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  7. Princess María de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies ( Spanish: [maˈɾi.a meɾˈθeðes]; María de las Mercedes Cristina Genara Isabel Luisa Carolina Victoria y Todos los Santos de Borbón y Orléans; 23 December 1910 – 2 January 2000) was a member of the Spanish royal family and the mother of King Juan Carlos I .

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