: I know very little about the late Princess but
: on a brief scan of her wikipedia profile, I
: note she had 7 full blood siblings, many of
: whom lived long lives yet none apart from
: her married.
: Were there a specific reason for this?
That's true. From the 8 children of Duke Elias and ADss Maria Anna of Habsburg-Teschen, only Pss Alicia got married.
Not sure about about her siblings except her immediate elder sister Pss Giovanna who was killed in a shooting accident in Spain at La Toledana finca, a property belonging to the Calabrias.
Infanta Alicia's husband was Infante Alfonso of BTS, a well connected but rather impoverished prince who had to marry "well" both equally and with a woman with wealth.
Infante Alfonso apparently had courted richissime Pss Maria Francesca of B.Parma (1906-94), 3rd child and 2nd daughter of the Dukes of Parma.
(The B.Parmas were extremely rich at the time)
But suddenly he changed of opinion and began courting Alicia who was 11 years younger than Maria Francesca.
: According to wikipedia, many of the
: princess's aunts and uncles had learning
Duke Roberto of B.P. was twice married:
1st to Pss Maria Pia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1849-82) 2nd to Infanta D. Maria Antónia of Bragança (1862-1959).
He had 12 children from each wife.
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