Prince Royal of Portugal

Prince Royal (Portuguese: Príncipe Real) was the title held by the heir apparent or the heir presumptive to the throne of the Kingdom of Portugal, from 1825 to 1910.[1]

Coat of arms of the Prince Royal.

The eldest son of the Prince Royal held the title of Prince of Beira.


The title of Prince Royal (Príncipe Real) was created in 1815, when the Prince Regent D. João (future King João VI of Portugal) elevated the State of Brazil to the rank of a kingdom within the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. At this moment the old title of Prince of Brazil was extinct.

With the deposition of the Portuguese monarchy, in 1910, and King Manuel II's death in 1932, the title became abeyant.

List of Princes RoyalEdit

Name Lifespan Tenure Notes Parents Image Heir To
João 13 May 1767 – 10 March 1826 16 December 1815 – 20 March 1816 Later:
King João VI of Portugal and the Algarves
Maria I of Portugal
Pedro III of Portugal
  Maria I of Portugal
Pedro 12 October 1798 – 24 September 1834 20 March 1816 – 10 March 1826 Later:
King Pedro IV of Portugal and the Algarves
João VI of Portugal
Carlota Joaquina of Spain
  João VI of Portugal
Pedro 16 September 1837 – 11 November 1861 16 September 1837 – 15 November 1853 Later:
King Pedro V of Portugal and the Algarves
Maria II of Portugal
Fernando II of Portugal
  Maria II of Portugal
Carlos 28 September 1863 – 1 February 1908 28 September 1863 – 19 October 1889 Later:
King Carlos I of Portugal and the Algarves
Luís I of Portugal
Maria Pia of Savoy
  Luís I of Portugal
Luís Filipe 21 March 1887 – 1 February 1908 19 October 1889 – 1 February 1908 Premature death Carlos I of Portugal
Amélie of Orléans
  Carlos I of Portugal
Afonso 31 July 1865 – 21 February 1920 1 February 1908 – 5 October 1910 Monarchy abolished Luís I of Portugal
Maria Pia of Savoy
  Manuel II of Portugal

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