Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma (Félix Marie Vincent; 28 September 1893 – 8 April 1970), later Prince Félix of Luxembourg, was the husband of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and the father of her six children, including her successor Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma (Félix Marie Vincent; 28 September 1893 – 8 April 1970), later Prince Félix of Luxembourg, was the husband of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and the father of her six children, including her replacement: Grand Duke Jean.
- Primeros años de Vida
- Matrimonio E Hijos
- Distinciones Honoríficas
Nació en la localidad austríaca de Schwarzau am Steinfeld (Baja Austria) donde la familia ducal de Parma vivía en el exilio. Fue hijo del duque Roberto I de Parma y de su segunda esposa, la infanta María Antonia de Portugal. Félix era nieto por vía paterna del duque Carlos III de Parma y de la princesa Luisa María de Francia mientras que por vía materna lo era del rey Miguel I de Portugal y de la princesa Adelaida de Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg; también fue su hermana la última emperatriz a Austria-Hungría, Zita. Desde 1883 el duque Roberto I de Parma disfrutó de unas rentas muy abultadas al heredar exclusiva las grandes propiedades de los Borbones franceses a la muerte del conde de Chambord, entre estas grandes propiedades se puede encontrar el castillo renacentista de Chambord, situado el valle del Loira. La familia ducal disponía de dos castillos en Austria que el emperador Francisco José I de Austria había declarado extraterritoriales del ducado de Parma. Sin embargo, después...
El 6 de noviembre de 1919 se casó con su prima hermana, la princesa y después gran duquesa Carlota de Luxemburgo y fue proclamado príncipe de Luxemburgo por decreto gran ducal. Carlota era hija del gran duque Guillermo IV de Luxemburgo y de la infanta María Ana de Portugal. La pareja tuvo seis hijos: 1. SAR el gran duque Juan de Luxemburgo, nacido en el Castillo de Berg en el año 1921 y fallecido en 2019. Se casó con la princesa Josefina Carlota de Bélgica en 1953. 1. SAGD la princesa Isabel de Luxemburgo, nacida en el Castillo de Berg en 1922 y fallecida en 2011. Se casó con el duque Francisco Fernando de Hohenberg en 1956. 1. SAGD la princesa María Adelaida de Luxemburgo, nacida en el Castillo de Berg en 1924 y fallecida en 2007. Se casó con el conde Carlos José Henckel de Donnersmarck, en 1958. 1. SAGD la princesa María Gabriela de Luxemburgo, nacida en el Castillo de Berg en 1925. Se casó con el conde Canuto de Holstein-Ledreborg en 1951. 1. SAGD el príncipe Carlos Felipe de Lux...
Distinciones honoríficas luxemburguesas
1. Caballero gran cruz de la Orden del León de Oro de la Casa de Nassau (Luxemburgo). 2. Medalla Conmemorativa del Enlace Matrimonial entre Juan y Josefina Carlota de Luxemburgo (Luxemburgo, 09/04/1953).
Distinciones honoríficas extranjeras
1. Caballero gran cruz de la Orden de Avis ( República Portuguesa, 24/02/1950). 2. Caballero de la Real Orden de los Serafines ( Reino de Suecia, 18/07/1951). 3. Caballero de la Suprema Orden de Cristo (Santa Sede).
03/05/2021 · Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma Prince Félix of Bourbon-Parma  ( Félix Marie Vincent ; 28 September 1893  – 8 April 1970), later Prince Félix of Luxembourg , was the husband of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and the father of her six children, including her successor: Grand Duke Jean .
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- Early Life
- Later Life
- Titles, Styles and Honours
Prince Félix Marie Vincent of Bourbon-Parma on October 28, 1893, at Schwarzau Castle, in Schwarzau am Steinfeld, Austria as one of the 24 children of the deposed Robert I, Duke of Parma, being the duke's sixth child and third son by his second wife, Maria Antonia of Portugal. His maternal grandparents were Miguel of Portugal and Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. He was also the younger brother (by sixteen months) of Empress Zita of Austria. Of the twelve children of Duke Robert's first marriage to Maria-Pia of the Two Sicilies, three died as infants, six had learning difficulties, and only three married. Despite loss of his throne, Duke Robert and his family enjoyed considerable wealth, traveling in a private train of more than a dozen cars among his castles at Schwarzau am Steinfeld near Vienna, Villa Pianore in northwest Italy, and the magnificent Château de Chambord in France. Less than four months after Robert's death in 1907 the Grand Marshal of the Austrian Court decl...
He served in the Austrian Army (while his elder brothers fought with the Belgians), but resigned in November 1918 after the war had ended. Following his marriage, he served as President of the Luxembourg Red Cross from 1923-1932, and later again from 1947-1969. He served as Colonel of the Luxembourg Volunteers Company from 1920, and during World War II, served as Inspector-General of the Luxembourg Army.
On 6 November 1919 in Luxembourg, the prince married his first cousin Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, having been admitted to the nobility of Luxembourg and also made Prince of Luxembourg by Grand Ducal decree the day before. Unlike some European consorts, Félix neither adopted his wife's dynastic surname (of Nassau), nor relinquished his own title and name "Prince of Bourbon-Parma". His traditional style as a Bourbon prince of the Parmesan branch is the reason that cadet members of the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg enjoy the style of Royal Highness(but that style belongs to the Luxembourg monarch and heir apparent by right, as the historical prerogative of grand ducal dynasties). The couple settled at Berg Castle and had six children: 1. Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (born 1921), who married Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium(1927–2005). They had five children. 2. Princess Elizabeth of Luxembourg (1922–2011), who married Franz, Duke of Hohenberg(1927–1977). They had...
Felix was president of the Luxembourg Red Cross between 1923 and 1932 and again between 1947 and 1969. He was also Colonel of the Luxembourg Volunteers Company since 1920 and Inspector-General of the Luxembourg Army between 1945 and 1967. Urban legend has it that Félix lost the Grünewald, a forest owned by the Grand Duchess, at a casino in 1934, but this is false; part of the property was sold, along with Berg Castle, to the Luxembourgian government, with the revenue paying for the upkeep of the grand-ducal household, and was not spent on personal consumption, let alone gambling losses. When the Germans invaded Luxembourg in 1940, Félix and his family fled the country, traveling to France, and Portugal before he sailed with his children to the United States. They settled temporarily at the Long Island estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, who had become a family friend during the time her husband served as US Ambassador to Luxembourg and Belgium. After several months, they were reun...
Prince Félix died at Fischbach Castle on April 8, 1970. His funeral mass was held at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and he was later buried in the Royal Crypt.
Titles and styles
1. 28 October 1893 - 5 November 1919: His Royal HighnessPrince Felix of Bourbon-Parma 2. 5 November 1919 - 6 November 1919: His Royal HighnessPrince Felix of Luxembourg, Prince of Bourbon-Parma 3. 6 November 1919 - 12 November 1964: His Royal HighnessThe Prince Consort of Luxembourg 4. 12 November 1964 - 8 April 1970: His Royal HighnessPrince Felix of Luxembourg, Prince of Bourbon-Parma
1. Luxembourg: Knight of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau 2. Luxembourg: President of the Luxembourg Red Cross 3. Duchy of Parma: Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Louis for Civil Merit 4. Belgium: Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold 5. Portugal: Grand Cross of the Order of Aviz 6. Sweden: Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim(18 July 1951) 7. Thailand: Grand Cross of the Order of the Royal House of Chakri 8. The Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Nether...