Before being styled as Electors, and later Kings, the Wittelsbachs were dukes of Bavaria and when monarchy was abolished, they resumed to the ducal title .
Same happened f.i. with the Wurttembergs, while the descendants of the Kings of Saxony choose to carry the style of Markgrafs of Meissen.
Portugal was never a dukedom (actually it started as an Earldom - Condado Portucalense) and there was never a title of Duke of Portugal.
In 1640, when the personal union between Portugal and Spain ended, the duke of Bragança was choosen as king D.João IV and the title incorporated in the Portuguese Royal Family and the kings of Portugal were also Dukes of Bragança.
Such was an old and prestigious title that came D.Afonso, natural son of King D.João I in the 15th century.
After D.Miguel I's death, his son D.Miguel II adopted the title so, from 1866 till the end of the monarchy there were 2 Dukes of Bragança, from the reigning line and from the deposed one.
But there was never a title of Duke of Portugal so it would not make sense that the current pretenders would create it.
Besides it looked better for them to establish a link with the old line of dukes who would later produced the kings of Portugal, perpetuating their connection to the RF, and making use of their titles.
The Duke of Windsor title was created specifically for Edward VIII, who, of course, could not have become Duke of the United Kingdom where he had previously reigned, Windsor being the family surname like in the portuguese case.
: If the head of the deposed house of
: Wittelsbach is styled The Duke of Bavaria,
: then why isn't the head of the deposed house
: of Braganza styled The Duke of Portugal?
: Alternatively, if the post-abdication title
: of Britain's King Edward VIII was The Duke
: of Windsor, and today's head of the
: Portuguese dynasty is styled the Duke of
: Braganza, then why isn't the head of the
: Bavarian dynasty styled The Duke of
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