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Re: Grandchildren through younger sons
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All children of Infanta Maria Teresa were created Infantes before their birth. It had become a tradition that children of Infantas marrying equally and residing in Spain were created Infantes of Spain.
Marisol was “created Countess of Odiel, precisely because she was not equal and did not become Infanta when she married Jose Eugenio.
Ana of Orleans was not an Infanta, even if equal, because the law was changed in 1987. Had her husband been created Infante before 1987, she would have been Infanta, like her mother-in-law, Alicia of BP
Fernando and Maria Teresa's eldest son never married but their younger son, Jose Eugenio, did marry.
He was created Infante of Spain a few days before his birth (Wikipedia dixit) by Alfonso XIII.
Alfonso XIII also created Jose Eugenio's wife countess of Odiel on their wedding day.
Did the countess of Odiel enjoyed the title of Infanta together with her husband, or was the situation the same as with the counts of Calabria, with Anne of Orléans never using such style ?
No, only those I mentioned are Infantes by birth. The rest were Infantes by grace, including Infanta Amalia. In 1823 a Royal Decree established that children of Infante Francisco de Paula would be Infantes of Spain. So, Amalia was born Infanta of Spain thanks to that RD, not because she was entitled to it for being the granddaughter of King Carlos IV
No, in Spain, unlike other RH, for example the German ones, the title of Prince (Infante/a) only belongs to children of the Monarch and the children of the PoA.
However, Ferdinand's paternal grandmother (Amalia) was born with the title Infanta, despite the fact that she was only a granddaughter of a king through a younger son. Her father never became king or heir to the throne. So there must have been a change in the rules on titles, sometime after her birth.
It's all very confusing, since each house has different rules. It's common knowledge that Russia the UK, and Denmark all impose limitations. In the latter, grandchildren through younger sons of monarchs, for instance, might have the Prince(ss) title -- but only with the qualifying rank of Highness.