Thursday, September 24, 2015

Royal Profile:Princess Maria Pia Elena Elisabetta Margherita Milena Mafalda Ludovica Tecla Gennara of Bourbon-Parma

Princess Maria Pia Elena Elisabetta Margherita Milena Mafalda Ludovica Tecla Gennara of Bourbon-Parma was born Princess Maria Pia Elena Elisabetta Margherita Milena Mafalda Ludovica Tecla Gennara of Savoy  on 24 September 1934 as the first child of Umberto II of Italy and Marie-José of Belgium{Source}.She was the eldest of four children {Source}:
  1. Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937)
  2. Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy (1940)
  3. Princess Maria Beatrice Caroline of Savoy (1943)
She married Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia on 12 February 1955{Source}.Together, they have four children, two sets of twins{Source}:
  1. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia (1958)
  2. Prince Michael of Yugoslavia (1958)
  3. Prince Sergius "Serge" Wladimir Emanuel Maria of Yugoslavia (1963)
  4. Princess Helene Olga Lydia Tamara Maria of Yugoslavia (1963)
    1. Milena Maria Pia Angelique Armaule Gaubert (1988)
    2. Nastasia Marie-José Tania Vanessa Isabelle Gaubert (1991)
    3. Leopold Umberto Armand Michel Gaubert (1997)

She and Prince Alexander divorced in 1967 {Source}. Princess Maria-Pia would remarry Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma in 2003{Source}.Upon her re-marriage, she became stepmother to{Source}:
  1. Princess Inès of Bourbon-Parma (1952–1981)
    1. Marie Mélodie de Bourbon (1977, technically, stepgrandmother as Marie is the daughter of Ines, but Michael adopted her in 1982)
  2. Prince Eric of Bourbon-Parma (1953)
    1. Princess Antonia of Bourbon-Parma (1981)
    2. Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bourbon-Parma (1982)
    3. Princess Alexia of Bourbon-Parma (1985)
    4. Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma (1989)
    5. Prince Henri of Bourbon-Parma (1991)
  3. Princess Sybil of Bourbon-Parma (1954)
  4. Princess Victoire of Bourbon-Parma (1957–2001)
    1. Baroness Tatiana von Grecmen-Waldek (1974)
    2. Baron Vincent-Nicholas von Gecmen-Waldek (1981)
  5. Prince Charles-Emmanuel of Bourbon-Parma (1964)
    1. Prince Amaury of Bourbon-Parma (1991)
    2. Princess Charlotte of Bourbon-Parma (1993)
    3. Princess Elisabeth of Bourbon-Parma (1996)
      Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parme (1999)
She would also become step-grandmother of {Source}:

Alexandre Bogdanoff (2011)
She is a cousin of King Albert II of Belgium-King Albert's father (Leopold III) was the elder brother of Princess Maria Pia's mother, Princess Marie-José of Belgium. Upon the abolishment of the Italian monarchy, she and her family first fled to Portugal, then to Switzerland.

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