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There is an earlier Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma who was an officer to the Belgian army in the First World War.
Prince Sixtus Henry
House House of Bourbon
Father Xavier, Duke of Parma
Mother Madeleine de Bourbon Busset
Born 22 July 1940 (1940-07-22) (age 69)
Pau, France

Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma (Spanish: Don Sixto Enrique de Borbón-Parma y Borbón-Busset; born 22 July 1940) is considered Regent of Spain by most Carlists who accord him the titles Duke of Aranjuez, Infante of Spain, and Standard-bearer of Tradition. Sixtus Henry is also known as having been a Carlist pretender to the throne of Spain under the name Enrique V.

Sixtus was born in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France, the second son of Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma (then Prince Regent, later pretender to the throne of the Spains and Duke of Parma) and his wife Madeleine of Bourbon Busset.

From an early age he devoted himself to the cause of Carlism . He studied with the Christian Brothers, Benedictines and Marists, as well as with his preceptress, Professor María Teresa Angulo, from Madrid. He later took courses in law, classical and modern languages, and finance.

Under the nom de guerre Enrique Aranjuez he enlisted in the Spanish Foreign Legion in 1965. On 2 May that year he swore the Spanish flag with the oath then in use, which excluded political compromise (as opposed to the later one, which states fidelity to the Spanish Constitution of 1978).

Sixtus's followers claim his older brother Carlos Hugo of Bourbon, Duke of Parma abandoned the ideological ideals of his branch of the family and believe that Sixtus Henry has become head of the Traditionalist Communion. Sixtus Henry made his claim of being Regent when his father Xavier died in 1977, and took the title of Standard-bearer of Tradition.

He was present at the episcopal ordination of four bishops who belong to the Society of Saint Pius X by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on 30 June 1988 at Ecône, Switzerland, and was the first to publicly congratulate him.

Sixtus has travelled widely in Latin America, both Spanish and Portuguese-speaking. In January 2001, while travelling through Argentina, he suffered a serious traffic accident, from which he is still recovering. He has difficulties walking as a result of this accident. As a result of this, his public appearances have been limited.

In the French presidential election, he endorsed the candidature of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the candidate of the Front National.

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Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma
Cadet branch of the House of Capet
Born: 22 July 1940
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Carlos Hugo I
King of Spain
Carlist claimants to the throne of Spain

Succeeded by


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