At barely three months old, on 1 June 1996, he was baptized with the following as his godparents:
- Princess Helene of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
- Afonso Miguel de Herédia (his maternal uncle)
- Infanta Maria Francisca
- The Duke of Porto
He is presently is heir-apparent to the Portuguse throne, that is presently defunct. His full title/style is:
His Royal Highness the August and Most Serene Prince Dom Afonso de Santa Maria Miguel Gabriel Rafael, 16th Prince of Beira and by Mercy of the King D. Sebastian I, 18th Duke of Barcelos
He is reportedly currently being educated in England.