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Princess Louise of Orléans

Princess Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Spouse Prince Carlos of the Two Sicilies
Prince Carlos
Princess Maria de los Dolores
Princess Maria de las Mercedes
Princess Maria de la Esperanza
Full name
French: Louise Françoise Marie Laure
House House of Orléans
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
Mother Princess Marie Isabelle of Orléans
Born (1882-02-24)24 February 1882
Cannes, France
Died 18 April 1958(1958-04-18) (aged 76)
Seville, Spain
Religion Roman Catholicism

Louise d'Orléans[1] (24 February 1882 – 18 April 1958) was a Princess of the Two-Sicilies and maternal grandmother of King Juan Carlos I of Spain.

Louise was the youngest daughter [1] of Philippe d'Orléans (1838–1894), Count of Paris and claimant to the French throne as "Philippe VII". Her mother was Princess Marie Isabelle d'Orléans (1848–1919), daughter of Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, and Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain.[1]

Marriage and issue

On 16 November 1907, Louise married in Wood Norton, Evesham, Worcestershire, UK, Prince Carlos of the Two Sicilies (1870–1949), Prince of the Two Sicilies and widower of Mercedes, Princess of Asturias, Infanta of Spain.[1] The couple lived in Madrid and had 4 children:[1]

Later life

In 1931, when the Spanish Republic was proclaimed, the family left Spain for Italy and later Switzerland. In 1939, after the victory of Franco in the Spanish civil War they returned to Spain and settled in Seville.


  • 21 February 1882 - 16 November 1907: Her Royal Highness Princess Louise of Orléans
  • 16 November 1907 - 18 April 1958: Her Royal Highness Princess Louise of Two Sicillies, Princess of Orleáns




  • Généalogie des rois et des princes by Jan-Charles Volkmann Edit. Jean-Paul Gisserot (1998)
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