Princess Maria Carolina Augusta of
Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 26 April 1822 in Vienna, Austrian Empire; died 6 December 1869 in Twickenham, London, England, United Kingdom) was a Princess of Bourbon-Two
Sicilies by birth and a princess of the House of Orléans through her marriage
to Prince Henry of
Orléans, Duke of Aumale.
Maria Carolina was the daughter
of Prince Leopold of
Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Prince of Salerno
and his wife (and
niece) Archduchess Maria
Clementina of Austria
, daughter of Francis II, Holy Roman
Marriage and issue
Carolina married Prince Henry, Duke of
Aumale, fifth and second youngest son of Louis-Philippe of France and his
wife Maria Amalia of
the Two Sicilies on 25 November 1844 in Naples.
Maria Carolina and Henry had four children:
- HRH Louis Philippe Marie Léopold d'Orléans, Prince of
Condé (15 November 1845 – 24 May 1866)
- HRH Henri Léopold Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of
Guise (11 September 1847 – 10 October 1847)
- HRH François Paul d'Orléans, Duke of Guise (11 January
1852 – 15 April 1852)
- HRH François Louis Philippe Marie d'Orléans, Duke of
Guise (5 January 1854 – 25 July 1872)
Carolina remained inconsolable over the death of her eldest son,
Louis Philippe, and died in exile at Twickenham in 1869 from infectious tuberculosis.
Orléans House in Twickenham, London:
Maria Carolina's final residence while in exile from France.
She and her husband had a
loving marriage and after the death of his wife, Henry preferred to
remain a widower until his death in 1897.
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- 26 April 1822 – 25 November 1844: Her
Royal Highness Princess Maria Carolina Augusta of Bourbon-Two
- 25 November 1844 – 6 December 1869: Her
Royal Highness The Duchess of Aumale, Princess of France,
Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies