She attended Alfonso’s wedding, while Charlotte was not allowed to attend.
She was never close to the Royal Family after her separation. Just read her memoirs.
You say that Emanuella was recognized as D.Jaime's widow.
Was it because, at the time, spanish law did not recognize divorce between catholic married couples ?
Emanuella and Jaime divorced in 1947 in Bucharest (wonder why there ?) and the divorce was recognized by an Appeal Court in Turin 2 years later (Wikipedia dixit).
Both remarried so, considering Emanuella D.Jaime's widow, when both had married third parties seems a bit odd.
In Portugal, couples who had married religiously could only get a divorce after the 1974 revolution when the treaty between the old regime and the Vatican - the Concordata - was revoked.
I suppose the same happened in Spain after the fall of francoism and the accession of JC.
By then, E. had divorced her 2nd husband Sozzani (in 1967).
And her last partner, the napolitan lawyer F.Astarita, had died in 1974.
Jaime died in early 1975, shortly before Franco.
Would you say it was convenient/tactic for her to reassume a place closer to the RF as D.Jaime's widow ?
And the RF went along with that ?
How was her relation with the Counts of Barcelona ?
The Royal Decree restricted the title and the style HRH for himself and it could not be extended to his consort and descendants.
Other royal relatives had the style HRH confirmed:
Alvaro of Orleans, son of Infante Alfonso and Princess Beatrice of Coburg
Esperanza and Dolores of Borbon, daughters of Infantes Carlos and Luisa
Relatives using titles of the RH were Infanta Pilar (but her title had already been confirmed after her wedding) and Emanuela of Dampierre, as the legally recognised widow of Infante Jaime.
What specific impact did the 6 November 1987 decree regarding the SRF have on the original Franco-era creation of the title “Duke of Cádiz”? Were any other collateral relatives of the King with royal status impacted by the decree?
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