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Re: Fernando de Baviera, duque de Cádiz
No, they were not, except Francisco de Asis (not de Paula) and Enrique , because they were not born Infante of Spain. Once they were created Infantes, the title was not used. Well, Enrique did use it when he wa deprived of his title of Infante of Spain.
In the case of Jaime, he was granted the title to be used by his morganatic wive. But Jaime was always styled HRH Infante don Jaime.
No Spanish royal has ever been styled HRH the Duke/Duchess of N. Even a HRH and not Infante, Alfonso, Duke of Cadiz, was styled HRH don Alfonso de Borbón, Duke of Cadiz.
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.