- Pope Pius XII
- Queen Amélie of Orléans
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)