I know of the family relations btween the SRF and the BTS and the BP families.
I admit D.Alfonso may have inherited from his mother, although I am not sure how were his finances in 1936 at the eve of the spanish civil war.
What was the nature of his mother's legacy - money, stock actions, land ?
Anyway, always better to marry a rich woman rather than a poor one , specially when one is a pretendant to a throne and has "to keep up with the Joneses" of the Gotha.
Spanish Wikipedia claims that Infanta Alicia was an austrian princess .
I expect she would have taken her nationality after her mother.
Since the BP (f.i. Emperess Zita) always claimed they were french princess/cesses, that seems rather odd.
Do you confirm Infanta Alicia was born an austrian princess ?
: Infante Don Alfonso inherited a considerable
: legacy from his mother. It is absolute
: nonsense to say he was looking for a rich
: wife. The families were closely related,
: Duke Elias had become a Spanish citizen with
: the title of Principe de Borbon and Alteza
: Real and the two families knew each other
: very well - Duke Elias's mother was a
: younger sister of the Count of Caserta,
: Alfonso's grandfather so they were second
: In fact Alicia did not inherit a significant
: sum until her father's death and it was only
: when her other siblings died that she
: inherited the majority of their heritage,
: and her younger sister Maria Cristina left
: her legacy directly to her nephew and his
: children and her nieces, Alicia's children
: and grandchildren.
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: I know very little about the late Princess
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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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