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Re: Infante by grace
The title of Infante was granted with its honours and prerrogatives, as the RDs estated. So, they were granted the title and the style. Other Princes and Princesses were granted the style and the rank, but not the title, like children of the second marriage of Infante Carlos and children of Infante Alfonso of Orleans. Some BP and BTS Princes were granted the style with the title of Prince of Borbon.
Let me get this clarified: I believe that the husband of a Spanish princess was created into an Infante of Spain by GRACE if he met the following conditions --
1) He himself was a born prince
2) He settled permanently in his wife's native land
As it was, both daughters of King Alfonso XII married men who qualified (Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and Prince Ferdinand of Bavaria). Accordingly, both were granted the title Infante of Spain (but not the style of Royal Highness, since they already had that). Both Infantas (Maria de las Mercedes and Maria Teresa) retained their succession rights and transmitted them to their children.
Is this correct? What about PORTUGAL? Did the same rules apply there? Was there such a thing as a Portuguese Infante by Grace?