H.R.H. PRINCESS MARIA
- Dona Maria
Pia, daughter of King Dom Carlos.
- Fights for
her birthrights under the Salazarist dictatorship.
the National Independence Movements, the Portuguese National Liberation
Front, and the Portuguese Revolutionary Junta, led by Gen. Humberto
Delgado, who wrote, "firstly, Your Excellency, I wish to thank you
for your dedicated assistance to both myself and my family".
- The PIDE (Portuguese Secret Police)
places Her Royal Highness, Dona Maria Pia, under arrest. Uprising
by The Portuguese National Liberation Front, which publicly announces
its strong opposition to the violent behaviour used by the PIDE against
Dona Maria Pia, Duchess of Braganca, who, despite her Royal title,
has adhered to the Portuguese opposition party since 1958.
- Support and
sympathy for the Princess from His Majesty, Alfonso XIII, King of
correspondence with the Duke of Segovia, uncle of His Majesty, Juan
Carlos, King of Spain; Mario Soares, ex-president of the Republic
of Portugal, and other important persons of political and public life
- Frequent exchange
of letters with Generale Francisco Franco, Caudillo di Spagna, and
Felipe Polo Martinez_Valdes, secretary of the Chief of State
- Supports the revolution of the Carnations.
- Dona Maria Pia returns to Portugal.
- Dom Duarte Nuno, a representative
of the Usurpatory line, returns from exile following a salazarist
decree in his favour, and asks the Apostolic Tribunal SACRA ROMANA
ROTA to cancel the name of HM the King Dom Carlos I, her rightful
father, from the certificate of Baptism of the Princess.
- The Apostolic
Tribunal SACRA ROMANA ROTA declares the request illegitimate and confirms
the complete validity of the act of Baptism and the paternity of Donna
- Dona Maria Pia claims her birthright
and is deprived of her name by the republican judiciary.
Maria Pia issues a Sovereign Act No.III, Modification of the Monarchic
- Dona Maria
Pia recognizes blood relation with HRH Dom Rosario
- Recourse to the European Commission
of Human Rights.
in favour of Dom Rosario.
Maria Pia dies in Verona in 1995 as Maria Pia of Saxony Coburgo Gotha
and Bragança, Royal Princess of Portugal and XXI Duchess of
Bragança, loved and respected by all who knew her.
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