Prince Pedro Thiago of Orléans-Braganza

Prince Pedro Thiago
Prince Imperial of Brazil (disputed)
Born (1979-01-12) 12 January 1979
Petrópolis, Brazil
Full name
Pedro Thiago Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael Gonzaga
House Orléans-Braganza
Father Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza
Mother Rony Kuhn de Souza
Styles of
Prince Pedro Thiago
Reference style His Imperial and Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Imperial and Royal Highness
Alternative style Sir
Brazilian Imperial Family
(Petrópolis branch)

Prince Pedro Thiago of Orléans-Braganza (born 12 January 1979) is a member of the Brazilian Imperial Family. According to the claims of the Petrópolis branch, he is the current Prince Imperial of Brazil and therefore first in line of succession to the defunct Brazilian throne.


He was born in Petrópolis, the son of Prince Pedro Carlos of Orléans-Braganza and his first wife Rony Kuhn de Souza who died two days after his birth.[1]

On 26 May 1992, Pedro Thiago was kidnapped while on his way to school and held for a ransom reported at $5 million.[2] He was freed on 2 June after police raided a house in a Rio de Janeiro suburb.[3] In January 2002, he was indicted on charges relating to the theft and then sale of a set of porcelain dishes from the Palace of the Grão-Pará belonging to his aunt Princess Christina.[4]

He has been awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Pedro I, as well of the Order of the Rose.[5]



  1. Lundy, Darryl. "Pedro Thiago de Orléans-Bragança e Borbon". The Peerage. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
  2. Soca, Ricardo (29 May 1992). "La policía brasileña prepara una "operación de guerra" para rescatar al príncipe Pedro". El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 December 2007.
  3. "Police raid hideout near Rio and liberate a teen Prince". Deseret News. 2 June 1992.
  4. Rother, Larry (6 January 2002). "Brazil's Royal Scandal: Prince Is Said to Steal Aunt's Dishes". NY Times. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
  5. Sainty, Guy Stair. "House of Bourbon: Branch of Orléans-Braganza". Chivalric Orders. Retrieved 27 December 2007.
Prince Pedro Thiago of Orléans-Braganza
Cadet branch of the House of Orléans
Born: 12 January 1979
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Prince Pedro Carlos
Petrópolis line of succession to the Brazilian throne
1st position
Succeeded by
Prince Felipe Rodrigo
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