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Princess Maria da Glória, Duchess of Segorbe

Princess Maria da Glória, Duchess of Segorbe

Brazilian princess
The basics
Occupation Princess
Country Brazil
Date of birth Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Father: Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza
Mother: Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Children: Peter Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia Prince Philip of Yugoslavia Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
The details

Princess Dona Maria da Glória Henriqueta Dolores Lúcia Miguela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga of Orléans-Braganza, Duchess de Segorbe (Portuguese: Dona Maria da Glória Henriqueta Dolores Lúcia Miguela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga de Orléans e Bragança e Bourbon, princesa de Orléans e Bragança e duquesa de Segorbe; Serbian: Марија да Глорија од Орлеана и Браганце; born 13 December 1946) is a descendant of the Brazilian Imperial Family and the wife of the Duke de Segorbe. She is also the former wife of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia.

Life and marriages

Born at Petrópolis, Brazil, she is the daughter of Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (1913–2007) and Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1914–2005). She is the first cousin of Juan Carlos I of Spain.

On 1 July 1972, she married Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia at Villamanrique de la Condesa, near Seville, Spain. They divorced on 19 February 1985. She has three sons from her first marriage:

  • Peter, Hereditary Prince of Yugoslavia (born 1980)
  • Prince Philip of Yugoslavia (born 1982)
  • Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (born 1982)

On 24 October 1985, she married Ignacio de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, 19th Duke de Segorbe, son of Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli at Seville. With him, she has two daughters:

  • Sol María de la Blanca de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 54th Countess de Ampurias (born 1986), heiress apparent to the Segorbe dukedom.
  • Ana Luna de Medina y Orléans-Braganza, 17th Countess de Ricla (born 1988)


  • 1946–1972: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza.
  • 1972–1985: Her Royal Highness Maria da Glória, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia.
  • 1985–present: Her Royal Highness the Duchess de Segorbe.


Dynastically, the Duchess of Segorbe is a great-great-granddaughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil. Patrilineally, she is a great-great-great-granddaughter of Louis Philippe, King of the French. She is also a matrilineal 9th-generation descendant of Marie Leszczyńska, Queen consort of Louis XV of France, through an almost-three-century-long unbroken line of eight Bourbon princesses, each of whom married into their own dynasty, as follows: Marie Leszczyńska, Queen of France → Louise Élisabeth of France, Duchess of Parma → Maria Luisa of Parma, Queen of Spain → Maria Isabella of Spain, Queen of the Two Sicilies → Maria Cristina of the Two Sicilies, Queen Regent of Spain → Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain, Duchess of Montpensier → Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans, Infanta of Spain, Countess of Paris → Princess Louise d'Orléans, Princess of the Two Sicilies → Princess Maria de la Esperanza of the Two Sicilies, Princess of Orléans-Braganza → Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza, sometime Crown Princess of Yugoslavia, Duchess of Segorbe.

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