"In 1926, Princess Anita renounced her Royal titles in the Superior Court of Newport, Rhode Island, in order to regain her american citizenship.
Her elder son, John, had one son Michael, who first came to Portugal for his honeymoon in 1980.
Her younger son, Michael, became an airline pilot and visited Portugal on a training flight.
Her sister-in-law, Infanta D.Maria Antónia,came to the US in 1933,spent some time with Anita and her family and married Ashley Chanler, a Harvard graduate and relation of the Astors of New York.
In 1946, Anita married again and became plain Mrs Morris and later that year, sadly, her only daughter, Nada, comitted suicide in London.
Anita died on the 15th September 1977, aged 91 on the 68th anniversary of the day of her marriage to Prince D.Miguel.
One wonders if the two transatlantic Braganzas, Anita and Nevada, ever chanced to meet each other during the 20 year span of their mutual sojourn in the US and, if they did, whatever did they say to one another ?"
So now we have a date, 1926, the year before the death of her father-in-law, and the place, the Superior Court of Newport RI.
It would be great if some american poster would have access to the document and its wording.
The text doesn't say if Anita told D.Miguel about her decision, before or after she took it, and, if so, how did D.Miguel and his family reacted.
Apparently they kept a good relation since Infanta D.Maria Antónia visited Anita and stayed with her in 1933.
I suppose it was due to Anita's social connections that the Infanta met her husband, related to the Astors.
There is no reference when Anita's children stopped using the princely title.
« Back to index