Saturday, July 3, 2021

A Marriage in the Imperial Family of Brazil

The newlyweds.

On Saturday, 3 July 2021, Prince D. Pedro Alberto de Orleans e Bragança (b.1988) married Alessandra Haegler Fragoso Pires (b.1994) at the Imperial Church of Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro in Rio de Janeiro. The presiding priest was Prince Alessandro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, the son of Prince Casimiro and Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. The couple's wedding had originally been scheduled for last year; however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it had to be postponed. Sadly, at an engagement party for Pedro Alberto and Alessandra in 2020, several members of the couples' families contracted the novel coronavirus.

Prince Alberto and Princess Maritza with their children Prince Pedro Alberto and Princess Maria Beatriz in 1999.
Photograph (c) Getty Images / Yann Gamblin.
Prince D. Alberto and Princess D. Maritza de Orleans e Bragança.
Photograph (c) LUCIANA MONTEIRO FOTOGRAFIA.

Pedro Alberto is the son of Prince D. Alberto de Orleans e Bragança (b.1957) and Princess D. Maritza de Orleans e Bragança (b.1961; née Ribas Bokel). Pedro Alberto is a grandson of Prince D. Pedro Henrique of Brazil (1909-1981) and Princess Maria Elisabeth of Bavaria (1914-2011).

Prince D. Pedro Alberto and Princess D. Alessandra in 2018.
Photograph (c) Denise Andrade.

Alessandra is the daughter of Rafael Fragoso Pires and Bettina Alessandra Haegler.

Our congratulations to Prince Pedro Alberto and Princess Alessandra on their marriage!

Note: Many thanks to our dear friend Hein Bruins, royal genealogist and researcher, for the information about this wedding.

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