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Prince Sixtus, who has never married, has issued a statement claiming that the marriage is morganatic, according to Spanish and Parmese dynastic laws. He also states that Viktoria and her children will not have the right to the Bourbon-Parma titles.
[I received the official release on Tuesday afternoon. " In Apeldoorn, on Saturday, 5 October 2013, James of Bourbon-Parma and Lippe-Biesterfeld, who could be the legitimate claimant to the throne of the Spains, has married Miss Viktória Cservenyák, a Hungarian lawyer.
According to Spanish dynastic regulations, which apply to the House of Parma, the eventual offspring of the said marriage shall be entirely deprived of any rights of succession to the Crown. As for Viktória Cservenyák, she cannot legitimately hold or use any royal or ducal titles, whether Spanish or Parmesan.
Madrid, October the sixth, two thousand and thirteen.
Political Secretariat of HRH Sixtus Henry of Bourbon"]
Thankfully, for the House of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Sixtus, the younger brother of the late Prince Carlo Hugo, Duke of Parma, is not the head of the family.
The late Duke was succeeded by his elder son, Prince Carlo, who also married a commoner. The marriage was approved by the Duke, who died shortly after the civil marriage took place.
This marriage has the approval of the present Duke of Parma, who happens to be the groom's older brother.
The groom is the son of Princess Irene of the Netherlands, and, thus a first cousin of King Willem-Alexander.