Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Death of Prince Antonio of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1929-2019)

H.R.H. Prince Antonio of Bourbon-Two Sicilies died at Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday, 11 November, at the age of ninety. His eldest son, Francesco, was at his father's side when Antonio passed away.

Prince Gabriele of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, father of Prince Antonio

Prince Antoine (Antonio) Marie Joseph Alphonse Adam of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was born at Cannes on 20 January 1929 as the only child of Prince Gabriele of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1897-1975) and his first wife Princess Malgorzata Czartoryski (1902-1929), who wed in 1927. Antonio's mother died two months after his birth. Prince Gabriele later remarried in 1932 to Princess Cecilia Lubomirski (1907-2001). From this union, Antonio gained four half-siblings: Prince Giovanni (1933-2000), Princess Maria Margarita (1934-2014), Princess Maria Immaculata (b.1937), and Prince Casimiro (b.1938).

Prince Antonio of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg on the cover of Bunte

In July 1958, Prince Antonio married Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (b.1933), the daughter of Duke Philipp of Württemberg and Archduchess Rosa of Austria-Tuscany. The couple have four children: Prince Francesco (b.1960), Princess Maria Carolina (b.1962), Prince Gennaro (b.1966), and Princess Annunziata (b.1973).

Prince Antonio and Princess Elisabeth of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
(Schloß Altshausen, 2003)

Prince Antonio is survived by his wife Princess Elisabeth, by their four children, and by seven grandchildren.

May The Prince Rest In Peace. 

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