Princess Carolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies

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Princess Carolina Augusta
Duchess of Aumale
1842 portrait of Princess Maria Carolina Augusta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies by Franz Schrotzberg (Musée Condé).jpg
Carolina Augusta aged 20
Born(1822-04-26)26 April 1822
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died6 December 1869(1869-12-06) (aged 47)
Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Burial
Royal Chapel, Dreux, France
SpousePrince Henri, Duke of Aumale
IssueLouis, Prince of Condé
François Louis, Duke of Guise
Full name
Maria Carolina Augusta di Borbone
HouseBourbons of the Two Sicilies (by birth)
House of Orléans (by marriage)
FatherLeopold, Prince of Salerno
MotherMaria Clementina of Austria
ReligionRoman Catholic
SignaturePrincess Carolina Augusta's signature

Princess Carolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies (26 April 1822 - 6 December 1869) was born a Princess of the Two Sicilies as a granddaughter of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. She was also a daughter-in-law of King Louis Philippe I of the French. As a result of her marriage she was also a Princess of Orléans.

Marriage[change | change source]

On 15 November 1844 the young Carolina Augusta was married to Prince Henri of Orléans, Duke of Aumale in Naples. She continued to use the style of Royal Highness.

Children[change | change source]

  1. Louis d'Orléans, Prince of Condé (15 November 1845 – 24 May 1866).
  2. Henri Léopold Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 September 1847 – 10 October 1847).
  3. Stillborn daughter (1849).
  4. François Paul d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 January 1852 – 15 April 1852).
  5. François Louis Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (5 January 1854 – 25 July 1872).
  6. Stillborn son (15 June 1861).
  7. Stillborn son (June 1864).

Later life[change | change source]

Carolina Augusta remained inconsolable over the death of her eldest son, Louis, and died in exile at Twickenham, England, in 1869 from infectious tuberculosis. She and her husband had a loving marriage and after the death of his wife, Henri preferred to remain a widower until his own death in 1897. Carolina Augusta was later buried at the Royal Chapel of Dreux in France.

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 26 April 1822 – 25 November 1844: Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Carolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies.
  • 25 November 1844 – 6 December 1869: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Aumale, Princess of Orléans, Princess of the Two Sicilies.

Other websites[change | change source]

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