Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria

For other uses, see Anne of Orléans.
Princess Anne
Dowager Duchess of Calabria
Born (1938-12-04) 4 December 1938
Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium
Spouse Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria
Issue Princess Cristina
María, Archduchess of Austria
Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria
Princess Inés
Princess Victoria
Full name
French: Anne Marguerite Brigitte Marie
House Orléans
Father Prince Henri, Count of Paris
Mother Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza
Religion Roman Catholicism
Royal styles of
Princess Anne, Dowager Duchess of Calabria
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am
French Royal Family

HRH The Count of Paris
HRH The Countess of Paris

Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Dowager Duchess of Calabria[1] (née Princess Anne of Orléans; born 4 December 1938, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium[1]) is the widow of Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria.[1] Princess Anne is the third daughter and the fifth child[1] of Prince Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), claimant to the French throne,[2] and his wife Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza (1911–2003).[1]



On 12 May 1965, at Dreux, France, Princess Anne married Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1938-2015), one of the two claimants to be Head of the Royal House of Two Sicilies.[1][3] The bride wore a Balmain silk gown of Lyonnaise lace, embroidered with fleurs de lys.[4]

Prince Carlos was the son of Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1901–1964) and Princess Alice of Bourbon-Parma (born 1917). Though they had known each other since childhood, their romantic relationship began in Athens, in 1962, at the wedding of the future King Juan Carlos of Spain to Princess Sophia of Greece, at which Princess Anne was a bridesmaid.[3]

The Duke and Duchess of Calabria lived in Spain.[3]


Anne and Carlos hac five children:[1]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Darryl Lundy (10 March 2007). "Anne Marguerite Brigitte Marie d'Orléans, Princesse d'Orléans". Retrieved 2008-10-03. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. "Milestones: May 21, 1965". Time. 1965-05-21. Retrieved 2011-06-05. Married. Princess Anne of France, 26, daughter of the Count of Paris, Bourbon pretender to the French throne; and Prince Carlos de Bourbon, 27, man-about-Madrid, her tenth cousin, himself a disputed minor pretender to the Spanish throne; in Dreux, France.
  3. 1 2 3 Kamm, Henry (13 May 1965), "French Princess Wed To Spaniard", The New York Times, Dreux
  4. "Anne de France, duchesse de Calabre". Mariees du Gotha.
  5. Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George (2008). "Membership of the Constantinian Order". Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. Retrieved 2008-10-13. External link in |publisher= (help)
Princess Anne, Duchess of Calabria
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 13 November 1917
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Alicia of Bourbon-Parma
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
12 May 1965 – 5 October 2015
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Sofía Landaluce y Melgarejo
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