Maria Amalia was educated in the Catholic tradition.
She took no interest in politics and devoted her life to her husband and the bringing up of her children.
She married the exiled Louis-Philippe, then she went with him to France when Louis XVIII became king after Napoleon’s 1814 downfall, but she fled to England during the Hundred Days (1815) and returned to Paris in 1817. When Louis-Philippe ascended the throne in 1830, she lived in fear of a new revolution and avoided public life. With the abdication of Louis-Philippe in February 1848, they went to England. She was widowed in 1850. Her Journal was published in two volumes (1938–1943).
Maria Amalia Teresa died on March 24, 1866, aged 83.
On November 25, 1809, Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily married Louis Philippe I, they had ten children.