Sunday, June 23, 2013

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Princess Maria Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies was born 23 June 2003 in Rome, Italy. The little Princess is the 1st member of the Royal Family to be born in Italy since her great-great-great grandfather, King Francis II.

She was baptized in Italy,  and her godparents were:
  • Prince Laurent of Belgium (family friend)
  • Prince Pierre d'Arenberg (family friend)
  • Anna Maria Pisanu (wife of the Italian Home Secretary Giuseppe Pisanu)
  • Ines Sastre (friend of her parents)
She was named for:
Maria Carolina: for Queen Maria Carolina of Naples & Sicily (her great x4 grandmother)
Chantal: for her paternal grandmother, Chantal, The Duchess of Castro, who died when she was two
Edorda: For her maternal grandmother, Edorarda Vessel
Beatrice: for her paternal aunt 
Januaria: In honor of   San Gennaro and for the Patorn Saint of Naples

In 2005, she was joined by a younger sister Princess Maria Chiara. They currently reside in Monaco with their parents. It's likely they attend one of Monaco's private schools there.

In the last few years, she has made quite a few public appearances, mostly unofficially.She has a small role in the yet-to-be released film, Grace of Monaco {Source}. Along side her sister and parents, they attended the baptism of Prince Vincent & Princess Joesphine of Denmark {Photos}, her father was named as one of the twin's godfathers {Source}. In May 2012, again, along side her family, she attended the  Planet Solar Ship Return Ceremony {Photos}. For her 9th birthday last year, the family visited Capri and then went to the family's former residence in Italy.

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