CROWN PRINCE DAVIT OF GEORGIA HOSTS BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR HRH DOM DUARTE OF PORTUGAL IN GEORGIA



Tbilisi, 15th May, 2016.

His Royal Highness Prince Davit, Crown Prince and Head of the Royal House of Georgia hosted a birthday Dinner in honour of his visiting Royal guest, His Royal Highness Dom Duarte Pio, The Duke of Braganza and Head of the Royal House of Portugal.  The Duke of Braganza was on a visit to Tbilisi, capital of the State of Georgia.

Accompanied by HRH The Crown Prince of Georgia, and friends, Dom Duarte Pio of Portugal was treated to a superb banquet of traditional Georgian gastronomy and wine, which he very much enjoyed.

Duarte Pio João Miguel Gabriel Rafael was born on 15 May 1945 in Bern, Switzerland, as the first of three sons of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, and Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. His father was the grandson of King Miguel I, while his mother was a great-granddaughter of King Pedro IV (Emperor Pedro I of Brazil), who was King Miguel I's older brother. Through his father, he is a member of the Miguelist branch of the House of Braganza. Duarte Pio's godparents were Pope Pius XII, Queen Amélie (the mother of King Manuel II, the last monarch of Portugal) and his great-aunt Infanta Adelgundes, Duchess of Guimarães.  

The Royal Houses of Braganza (Portugal) and Bagration Mukhrani of Georgia (Georgia) have excellent and strong ties, which recently resulted in a visit by HRH Prince Davit, to HRH The Duke of Braganza in Portugal, and an exchange of honors between the two Royal Houses.