Prince Imperial of Mexico

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Prince Imperial of Mexico was a title created after Mexico gained independence from the Spanish Empire as the First Mexican Empire. It was designated to be the official title of the heir apparent to the imperial throne of Mexico.

Only a few days after Agustín de Iturbide was created Emperor of Mexico in May 1822, his eldest son, Agustín Jerónimo de Iturbide y Huarte, was created heir apparent and invested with the title of Prince Imperial of Mexico and the honorific "Don" to accompany the title.

Only three people have ever held the title, and only one of them when it was still in legal effect. It is no longer recognized by the United Mexican States, since the Mexican Constitution of 1917 specifically prohibits the creation and use of Mexican noble titles by Mexican citizens.[1]

Former and present holders of the title

Name Portrait Birth Notes Death
Agustín Jerónimo de Iturbide y Huarte

1821–1823; legally recognized

1823-1865; pretender
Agustín Jeronimo de Iturbide y Huarte.jpg 30 September 1807 The son of the first Mexican Emperor Agustín I of Mexico, the heir apparent to the First Mexican Empire. Unmarried; But it was alleged that he had an illegitimate female child. 11 November 1866
Agustín de Iturbide y Green

1867–1925; pretender
Agustin de Iturbide y Green.jpg 2 April 1863 He became the adopted son, along with his cousin Salvador de Itúrbide y de Marzán, of Mexico's only other royal heads of state—Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico and Empress Carlota of Mexico. 3 March 1925
Maria Josepha Sophia de Iturbide

1925–1949; pretender
María Josefa de Iturbide y Mikos.jpg 29 February 1872 She's the daughter of Salvador de Itúrbide y de Marzán and Baroness Gizella Mikos de Tarrodháza. Married to Johann Tunkl von Aschbrunn und Hohenstadt and Charles de Carriere November 1949
Maria Anna von Tunkl-Iturbide

1949–1962; pretender

Tunkl-Iturbide coat of arms.png 1909 She's the daughter of Baron Johann Tunkl von Aschbrunn und Hohenstadt and María Josepha Sophia de Iturbide. According to his will, the claim to the throne passed to his only grandson Count Maximilian von Goetzen Iturbide. 1962
Maria Gizela von Tunkl-Iturbide

1962–1999; pretender

Tunkl-Iturbide coat of arms.png 2 October 1912 She's the daughter of Baron Johann Tunkl von Aschbrunn und Hohenstadt and María Josepha Sophia de Iturbide. According to his will, the claim to the throne passed to his only grandson Count Maximilian von Goetzen Iturbide. 8 August 1999
Maximilian von Götzen-Iturbide

1949–present; pretender
Escudo de Armas de la Casa Götzen-Iturbide.svg 2 March 1944 Married Anna Rosa von Franceschi. Alive

References

  1. ^ Casa Imperial
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