Thursday, December 15, 2022

A royal engagement: Infanta Maria Francisca to marry lawyer


Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Bragança are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, HH Infanta D. Maria Francisca of Bragança, Duchess of Coimbra, and Duarte de Sousa Araújo Martins.

Her Highness and Duarte de Sousa Araújo Martins became engaged in Timor, earlier this month. The Infanta D. Maria Francisca informed Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Bragança and other close family members.

More details regarding the wedding day will be announced in due course.

Duarte Maria de Sousa Araújo was born in Lisbon on May 14, 1992, the son of Pedro Martins and Mary de Carmo de Sousa. He has three brothers and is the maternal grandson of the famous architect and sacred art painter João de Sousa Araújo.

Mr. de Sousa Araújo Martins has a degree in law from the Portuguese Catholic University and holds a Master of Law (Banking and Finance Law) from Queen Mary University in London.

He is a lawyer, currently a Senior Associate at the Uria Menéndez Law Society - Proença de Carvalho, specializing in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

He developed voluntary work throughout his life as Chief General of Missions at the Catholic University School of Law.

Sintra 15 December 2022

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