|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1865|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1951|
She was a Princess of Orléans by birth, a Queen consort of Portugal by marriage and was known by her subjects by the name of Maria Amélia.
On 22 May 1886, Amélie married Carlos, Prince Royal of Portugal. He was the eldest son of Luís I of Portugal and Maria Pia of Italy. He was at the time the Heir apparent to the throne. The bride was almost twenty-one years old and the groom about twenty-three. The marriage had been arranged by their families after several attempts to arrange a marriage for her with a member of the Austrian or Spanish dynasties. At first, the marriage was not popular and Queen Maria Pia would have preferred a match between Carlos and Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Princess Mathilde of Saxony, Princess Viktoria of Prussia or Princess Victoria of Wales. However, Amélie and Carlos came to live quite harmoniously with each other.
On 1 February 1908, the royal family returned from the palace of Vila Viçosa to Lisbon. They travelled in the royal train to Barreiro and from there took a boat to cross the Tagus River and disembarked at Cais das Colunas in downtown central Lisbon' principal square Terreiro do Paço. On their way to the Palace of Necessidades, the carriage with Carlos I and his family passed through Rua do Arsenal (Arsenal Street). While crossing the square, and turning to the street several shots were fired from the crowd by at least two successful men: Alfredo Costa, Manuel Buiça, between many others. The King died immediately, his heir Prince Dom Luís was mortally wounded, Infante Dom Manuel hit in the arm and Queen Amélie surprisingly unharmed, after defending her youngest son, the new king Manuel II, with the flower bouquet she kept in her hand.
She was the last Queen consort of Portugal, as the monarchy has never been restored.
Carlos I of Portugal (1863 - 1908)
Maria Ana of Braganza (1887 - 1887)*
Luis Filipe of Portugal (1887 - 1908)*
Manõel of Portugal (1889 - 1932)*
Sao Vicente de Fora
Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Mar 12, 2011
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