Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Royal Profile:Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza

Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza was born 15 May 1945 the son of Dom Duarte Duno, Duke of Braganza and Princess Fracisca of Orléans-Braganza. His godparents were{Source}:
  • Pope Pius XII
  • Queen Amélie of Orléans 

From 1957 to 1959, Dom Duarte was enrolled in the Colégio Nun'Álvres in Santo Tirso, Portugal. In 1960, he attended  Colégio Militar.  He also attended Instituto Superior de Agronomia, and later attended the University of Geneva

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he fufilled his military service seriving as a helicopter pilot in the Portuguese Air Force.

On 13 May 1995, he married Isabel Inês de Castro Curvelo de Herédia. Together, they have three children:
  • Infante Afonso de Santa Maria de Bragança of Portugal, Prince of Beira, Duke of Barcelos (b. 1996)
  • Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal (b. 1997)
  • Infante Dinis de Santa Maria de Bragança of Portugal, Duke of Porto (b. 1999)

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