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Re: Infanta Amalia of Spain (1834-1905)
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Yes, she was born Infanta and Royal Highness, but after Fernando VII, by Royal Decree, decided that children of Infante Francisco de Paula would have the title and style. Interestingly, the RD was published in 1823. The 1812 constitution, in force between 1820 and 1823, prohibited the creation of Infantes. So, his eldest children, including the future King Francisco, were born with no royal titles. That is why he was created Duke of Cadiz by his uncle at his birth. But Amalia was born in 1834. https://www.heraldica.org/topics/royalty/infantes.htm#decrees
In Spain, it has always been that only children of the monarch and children of the heir are born with royal titles and the style HRH. Other relatives had to be created, but were not Infantes or Infantas by birth.
Does this mean that Amalia was not born with a Spanish royal title or the style HRH? After all, she was only a granddaughter of a king (Carlos IV), never a daughter. Her father was never heir-apparent to the throne and never succeeded (Infante Francisco de Paula was one of the younger sons in the family). If what you say is true, Amalia would have had to be created into an Infanta of Spain, with the qualification of Royal Highness.
Regardless of her maiden title or style, she was born a dynastic member of a house which was both royal and reigning. So nobody could question the *equality* of her marriage to Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, youngest son of King Ludwig I. Accordingly, the bride automatically became HRH Princess Adalbert in her adopted land.