Carlos and Mercedes had three children:  Don Alfonso, Prince of the Two Sicilies, Infante of Spain (1901–1964). Don Fernando of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1903–1905), died in San Sebastián one year after his mother's death. Doña Isabella Alfonsa, Princess of the Two Sicilies, Infanta of Spain (1904–1985).
Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro (born 24 February 1963) is one of the two claimants to the headship of the former House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies . Contents 1 Early life 2 Marriage and issue 3 Claimed headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies 4 Honours 4.1 Dynastic 4.2 National 4.3 Foreign 4.4 Awards 5 Ancestry 6 References
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On 14 February 1901 in Madrid, Carlos married Mercedes, Princess of Asturias, elder daughter of the late King Alfonso XII of Spain and of his wife Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria. Mercedes was the elder sister and heiress presumptive to King Alfonso XIII of Spain, an unmarried teenager. A week before the wedding, on 7 February, Carlos was gi...
Carlos served in the Spanish Army in the Spanish–American War and received the Military Order of Maria Cristina. Eventually he rose to the rank of Inspector General. He was the 1,099th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece in Spain on 7 February 1901 and the 280th Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword.
In 1894, Carlos's father Alfonso became the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. On marrying his first wife, Carlos renounced his rights of succession to the Crown of Two Sicilies on 14 December 1900. In 1960, Carlos's older brother Ferdinand died without male issue, and Carlos' son Alfonso reclaimed his rights. However, Carlos's younger brot...1,099th Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece(Kingdom of Spain, 07/02/1901).Knight Grand Collar of the Royal and Distinguished Order of Charles III(Kingdom of Spain, 07/02/1901).Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic(Kingdom of Spain, 07/02/1901).Grand Commander of the Order of Alcántara(Kingdom of Spain, 21/03/1901).
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A week before the wedding, on 7 February, Carlos was given the title of Infante of Spain. Carlos and Mercedes had three children before she died in childbirth in 1904. In 1907, Carlos married secondly to Princess Louise of Orléans, daughter of Prince Philippe, Count of Paris. The couple had four children.
From the marriage two daughters were born: H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria and Palermo (23 June 2003) and H.R.H. Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Noto and Capri (1 January 2005), both born in Rome. The Royal Family lives between Monte Carlo, Rome and Paris.
May 15, 2019 · English: Coat of arms of Prince Charles of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1870-1949) as Infante of Spain. He was the Mayor commander of the Spanish Order of Alcántara , Captain General of Catalonia and Andalusia.