Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Did Prince Luis wed pretty London commoner

July 16, 1914

Prince Luis of Bourbon-Orleans has "quietly married in London" to Miss Beatrice Harrington, a "pretty London girl," according to the New York Times.

The bride is described in the marriage certificate as the daughter of James Harcourt Harrington.  She is 23 years old.

The time and place of the wedding was not announced.  Only a few people attended the ceremony.

Prince Luis Fernando is the second son of Prince Antonio of Bourbon-Orleans, Infante of Spain and Duke of Galliera, and Infanta Eulalia of Spain, an aunt of the present King Alfonso XIII.

Prince Luis Fernando was born on November 5, 1888 at Madrid.  His elder brother, Alfonso, is married to Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

[Editor's note:  the report is inaccurate.  The groom was not Prince Luis Fernando, but  Don Luis de Borbon y Bernaldo de Quiros, Duke of Ansola. who was born at Paris in 1887.  He was the son of Don Luis de Borbon y de Borbon, Duke of Ansola and Maria Ana Bernaldo de Quiros y Munoz, Marquesa de Atarfe.   The groom's paternal grandfather was Infante Sebastian Gabriel of Spain and Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain. His younger brother, Don Manfredo was the duke of Hernani, a title inherited by Infanta Margarita of Spain, younger sister of King Juan Carlos.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The marriage took place at The Church of St Charles Borromeo, Ogle Street, London.