Monday, February 24, 2014

Royal Profile:Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Siclles, The Duke of Castro

Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Siclles, The Duke of Castro was born  24 February 1963 as the only son of Ferdinand, Duke of Castro and Chantal de Chevron-Villette {Source}. He has  He he baptized in France with the name Charles Marie Bernade Gennaro, but he generally uses the Italian form of his name, Carlo {Source}.

The Duke of Castro has two elder sisters, and between them they have four children{Source}:
  • Princess Béatrice Marie Caroline Louise Françoise of the Two Sicilies (1950)
    • Princess Caroline Marie Constance Napoléon ( 1980)
    • Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon (1986)
  • Princess Anne Marie Caroline Carmen of the Two Sicilies (1957)
    • Nicolas Cochin (1979)
    • Dorothée Cochin (1985)


Prince Carlo was educated firstly at the Institute of the Marist Fathers at Toulon, France{Source}. He went on to study at a namesake of the Collège Stanislas de Paris{Source}.  After studying at an international university in Paris, he spent three years working for a public relations firm in New York, NY USA {Source}. He is fluent in Italian, French and English {Source}.


In 2008, Carlo succeeded his father as claimant to the headship of the House of the Two Sicilies. As head of the house, he uses the title Duke of Castro{Source}.

On 31 October 1998, he married Camilla Crocini {Source}. Together, they have two daughters{Source}:

  • HRH Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Palermo (2003) 
  • HRH Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Capri (2005) 
He and his family maintain homes in Monaco, Paris and Rome{Source}.

He is also a Royal Godfather to two children:


In his capacity as Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George promotes and coordinates the activities beneficial - and cultural welfare of this ancient order of knighthood{Source}.


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