Umm ,the story has began!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So Pedro Carlos spent most of his childhood in Portugal with the Portuguese royal family and later he joined them in their exile to Brazil, which took place in 1807. Around the time, Pedro Carlos was described as "ignorant, rude and with a vulgar and indecent tongue". However, the regent Joao (later King Joao VI of Portugal) was very fond of him and favored a match between Pedro Carlos and his eldest daughter Infanta Maria Teresa, who was the most beautiful and intelligent of the Portuguese princesses at the time. This match met with the opposition of Joao's wife, Carlota Joaquina, who hated Pedro Carlos with all her heart. When she heard the news about it, she stated that it would have been less painful for her to hear the news about her daughter's death. Nevertheless, Pedro Carlos and Maria Teresa's wedding took place in Rio de Janeiro on 13 May 1810. Their marriage was very happy and they were passionately in love with each other. They only had one son, Infante Sebastian, who was born on 4 November 1811. Shortly after, Pedro Carlos became ill, according to some people because he was exhausted after having too much action in his royal bed. He died on 4 July 1812 in the estate of Boa Vista.
The marriage of infante Sebastian Gabriel, widow of his first wife Maria Amalia, to infanta Cristina, younger sister of king Francisco de Asis, was an arranged one. It was not easy to find a suitable husband for Cristina, who was called "la infanta boba" because she had not a clever mind and, to add more, was very ugly. The marriage with Cristina, thirty years younger than himself, did give to Sebastian a good position into the spanish royal circle.
Their firstborn, Francisco, was protected by his cousin king Alfonso XII. The king did send the boy to the Theresianum of Vienna. Francisco was the spitting image of his mother: not handsome and, specially, not a clever man. Alfonso took the chance to arrange his marriage to a noblewoman, María del Pilar de Muguiro y Beruete. She was daughter of a count and also a wealthy heiress. It seems that, after the wedding, Pilar started a relationship with the russian Basil Zaharoff. The three daughters of Pilar were probably fathered by Basil Zaharoff, not by Francisco, who has been created duke of Marchena by the king.
Pedro de Alcántara, second son of Sebastian and Cristina, also studied at the Theresianum. It seems that he tried to find an European princess to courtship her, but unsuccesfully. So, the young man, created duke of Dúrcal by his cousin, married María de la Caridad Madan y Uriondo, sister of the marquis of Arucas. Maria de la Caridad was another wealthy heiress. And the marriage was another unhappy marriage. Pedro was dead too young: he was just thirty years old when he died. Maria de la Cariedad remarried soon.
Luis de Jesús, third son of Sebastian and Cristina, was created duke of Ansola by the queen regent María Cristina. Luís was married to a grand daughter of the dukes of Riansares, Fernando Muñoz and María Cristina; so, the wife of Luís was a daugher of a niece of queen Isabel II. The lady was named Ana Germana Bernaldo de Quirós y Muñoz, but she had a nickname: Poulot. Poulot was not a faithful wife: after the wedding, she commited adultery with Manuel Méndez de Vigo, probably the real father of her second son acknowledged by Luís. Luís was dead young, the same history of his brother Pedro de Alcántara duke of Dúrcal.
The other children, Alfonso and Gabriel, were less known that their elder brothers. Alfonso refused to became a duke and he lived a quiet life far from the court. He was still alive during the Second Republic. The younger, Gabriel, was deaf-mute and he died very young.
The fourth child, Alfonso, was on he contrary well-known. He was president of the Spanish Red Cross. He has written an interesting little book about his branch: "Los hijos y descendientes de Sus Altezzas Reales los serenisimos señores don Sebastian Gabriel y Doña Maria Amalia de Borbon, infantes de España y Portugal.(1929)
Only [one of Sebastian's sons] S.Exc. don Luis Jesus de Borbon y Borbon, first duke of Ansola(1864-1889) was Cavalry officer in the spanish army. He died in Algiers 12 days before the birth of his second son, S.Exc.don Manfredo de Borbon y Bernaldo de Quiros, first duke of Hernani. Manfredo was also president of the Spanish Red Cross as his uncle Alfonso
There's a book "Madrid, Historia de la Fotografia" which contains many pictures taken by the Infant Sebastian Gabriel. He was the non-professional photographer the most important in Spain at that time.
I'm guessing Iturbide would've pissed off a fair few conservarives by HIS crowning of Sebastìan, since it would send a clear sign of the church's role in the new government.
I like Bash, he was a patron of the Spanish Red Cross OTL (after his reconciliation with Isabel) and did much to bring it up to the standards of the rest of Europe, IIRC. He was also a keen amateur photographer (like his cousin/stepbrother, Juan, conde de Montizon) and enjoyed taking pictures of his royal relatives. His military record was nothjng to be sniffed at either, while no Napoléon he was brave and a good soldier. (WARNING: this may be wrong. Its been a while since I read up on Sebastían. I know one of his sons was also involved with the Red Cross in Spain and another/the same one also with trying to establish a Spanish version of the Boy Scouts).
Just find him a better wife than OTL, where his first wife, Maria Amelia of Sicily left no issue and his second wife, the youngest sister of King Francisco d'Asis, was nicknamed "la infanta boba". Apparently it was a pity match by Queen Isabel as the poor girl was neither pretty nor bright. She gave Sebastían four sons though - although there seems to be some question as to whether these boys were also infantes of Spain & Portugal as their father was, or simply royal dukes.
Found some more info for you on Sebastian, and his parents:
Well, the oldest, Isabel Fernanda, was slated to marry the Prince Royal of France, Ferdinand d'Orléans. But thanks to the queen of the Belgians passing the comment about her [Isabel-Fernanda] red-hair, she got nicknamed "la monstre roux" (the red monster) by the Orléans clan. Ferdinand had a rather outspoken opinion of her: ""The Spanish one, never! She's hideous, and she's the daughter of a moron and of a whore!" She married Cte Gurowski in Dover, had eight kids together (Maria Luisa, Vincente, marquis de Bondad Real (literally marquis of the royal kindness), Ignacio, Francisco, Juana, Margot/Margarita, not sure about the other two), and then, as aristocratic men were wont to do, he left her thereafter. She died absolutely destitute in Paris, while her son, Francisco, was a cavalry officer in the Carlist army.
So what's the conclusion ,which one is more eligible ?Well, the oldest, Isabel Fernanda, was slated to marry the Prince Royal of France, Ferdinand d'Orléans. But thanks to the queen of the Belgians passing the comment about her [Isabel-Fernanda] red-hair, she got nicknamed "la monstre roux" (the red monster) by the Orléans clan. Ferdinand had a rather outspoken opinion of her: ""The Spanish one, never! She's hideous, and she's the daughter of a moron and of a whore!" She married Cte Gurowski in Dover, had eight kids together (Maria Luisa, Vincente, marquis de Bondad Real (literally marquis of the royal kindness), Ignacio, Francisco, Juana, Margot/Margarita, not sure about the other two), and then, as aristocratic men were wont to do, he left her thereafter. She died absolutely destitute in Paris, while her son, Francisco, was a cavalry officer in the Carlist army.
The hotel/apartment Isabel (nicknamed Bellita in the family) died at, forwarded her outstanding bill to Madrid, to Dowager Queen Maria Cristina, since it seems the one-time infanta had gotten sadly behind on her rooms' rent. The landlord was hoping that Cristina would cough up so as to avoid a scandal. Cristina politely forwarded the letter to her son-in-law, Francisco d'Asis. Who sent the letter back to the landlord with his thanks, and minus the outstanding amount.
The next one, Luisa, was married morganatically Jose Osorio y Moscoso, duque de Sessa.
Then the next, Josefa "Pepita" married a Cuban poet/journalist, who when he realized that she was serious about him, in the words of a contemporary "was aware that good fortune had entered his house and was determined to prevent it leaving as it had arrived, locked the door on it." When Doña Pepita asked the Queen for a license to marry the poet of revolutionary thoughts, Isabel II was shocked. "Lock him away for a season", she said, "and you get away from the court immediately. Seclude yourself in the palace of Valladolid in the company of your father until your obsession goes away." Of course, it didn't help at all, and eager to stop his daughter's whining, D. Francisco de Paula facilitated the marriage between Pepita and the Cuban. They went out for a walk one day and "happened" to run into Güell y Rente, who just "happened" to have not only a priest but two witnesses with him. Naturally, when D. Isabel II found out about the marriage she was furious, and stripped Pepita of her rank.
However, later, when Isabel heard that Madame Guell y Rente had a husband who was unfaithful to her on a near hourly basis, she offered to welcome Pepita back into the family, and restore her titles. Of course, Pepita refused, but she got the titles back anyways, her sons also got titles (marques de Valcarlos and marques de Guell). But she died, bankrupt, like her sister, surrounded by a swarm of gigolos/con-artists.
Now by comparison, Luisa's marriage to the duque de Sessa seems downright respectable. Yet D. Isabel II still regarded it as a morganatic marriage, despite the Osorio y Moscosos being one of the most important families in Spain.
Depends when you want the marriage to happen. Belita married Count Gurowski in 1841, Luisa Teresa in 1847, Pepita in 1848, while Bash married their sister in 1860, and his first wife in 1832. TBH, I don't see a royal match with one of Iturbide's daughters happening. It's a chance for Mexico to make an alliance with a European power - for what its worth. Although, I'm not sure anyone at the top of the Catholic royal totem pole (i.e. the Austrian emperor or the king of France) will be forthcoming with a daughter. Niece or cousin, perhaps. Actually, I could see Louis Philippe offering one of his daughters - say Clémentine or Marie - over the pond if he still ends up in power and wants to make French inroads in Brasil (the prince de Joinville's wife was the heiress presumptive to the Brasilian throne until her brother had kids) and Mexico. Plus, the Orléans girls came with reasonably dowries, but a nice slice of the Orléans fortunes in addition to that FWIG (it was part of the reason that Marie's proposed marriage to the king of the Two Sicilies failed, because he wanted the donation-partage broken and her given her share before the wedding).So what's the conclusion ,which one is more eligible ?