Princess Carolina Augusta of the Two Sicilies
|Princess Carolina Augusta|
|Duchess of Aumale|
|Born||26 April 1822|
Vienna, Austrian Empire
|Died||6 December 1869 (aged 47)|
Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Royal Chapel, Dreux, France
|Spouse||Prince Henri, Duke of Aumale|
|Issue||Louis, Prince of Condé|
François Louis, Duke of Guise
|House||Bourbons of the Two Sicilies (by birth)|
House of Orléans (by marriage)
|Father||Leopold, Prince of Salerno|
|Mother||Maria Clementina of Austria|
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]
- Louis d'Orléans, Prince of Condé (15 November 1845 – 24 May 1866).
- Henri Léopold Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 September 1847 – 10 October 1847).
- Stillborn daughter (1849).
- François Paul d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 January 1852 – 15 April 1852).
- François Louis Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (5 January 1854 – 25 July 1872).
- Stillborn son (15 June 1861).
- 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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