Infanta Maria Francisca de Bragança, who held the title of Duchess of Coimbra, wed lawyer Duarte de Sousa Araújo Martins in a religious matrimonial event that took place at the Basilica of Mafra Palace. On this occasion, Infanta Maria adorned herself with the diamond tiara that once belonged to the last Queen of Portugal, Queen Amélie. Additionally, her wedding attire was exclusively designed by Luzia do Nascimento.

Maria Francisca, the sole offspring of the Duke and Duchess of Braganza, is the daughter of Dom Duarte Pio. He stands as the rightful heir to the Portuguese throne, which ceased to exist following its abolition in the 1910 revolution that led to the establishment of the Portuguese Republic. In contemporary times, the family occupies a somewhat semi-official position within Portuguese society.

The attendance list comprised 1,200 individuals, consisting of European royalty and the President of Portugal. Notable guests in this assembly encompassed Princess Miriam al-Ghazi of Jordan, the Duke of Württemberg, Prince Sebastien, Prince Guillaume, Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, the Count and Countess of Paris, Prince Ludwig, Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Prince Philipp, and Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein.

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