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Re: Fernando de Baviera, duque de Cádiz
What about Francisco de Paula, duke of Cadiz, Enrique, duke of Seville, and more recently Jaime duke of Segovia ?
All were spanish infantes and styled as dukes.
He was Duke of Talavera but, as I have said many times, Spanish Infantes and Infantas are never styled as Duke and Duchess, even if they have been granted a ducal title. But , contrary to Elena And Cristina, or Jaime , the ducal title was not granted to the royal, but to the consort. And when the Duchess was created Infanta in 1927, she ceased to be styled as Duchess of Talavera de la Reina.
So, he was "only" Prince of Baviera and Infante of Spain.
Not even Duke Consorte nor Dowager Duke of Talavera after his 2nd wife, correct ?
Although I have also read about it in several books, there is no document that he was granted it.
And the Almanach de Gotha makes no mention of that title in his entry.