Saturday, April 5, 2014

Royal Profile: Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Castro

Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Castro was born 5 April 1971 in Italy, the daughter of an Italian industrialist, Camillo Crocianai and an Italian actress Edoara "Edy" Vessel Crociani{Source}.

After spending her childhood in Italy, Switzerland, France and Mexico, her family moved to the United States, where she attended Marymount High School and New York University {Source}. The Duchess is fluent in numerous languages, including Italian, French, English, Spanish and Japanese{Source}.

She married Prince Carlo, Duke of Casto on 8 October 1998{Source}. Together, they have homes in Monaco, Italy and France {Source}. They also have two young daughters{Source}:

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two-Sicillies, The Duchess of Palermo (2003)
Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two-Sicillies, The Duchess of Capri (2005)

The Duchess has been an active supporter of several charities, including UNICEF, The Red Ross, as well as promoting arts, cultural and sports organizations in southern Italy{Source}.

Over the years, she has collected many international honors and merits, including{Source}:
  • Dame Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.
  • Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I.
  • Dame Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion – Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
  • Dame Grand Cross of the Order of San Carlos – Republic of Colombia.
  • The Mother Teresa Order – Republic of Albania.
  • Dame Grand Cross with Silver Star of the Royal Order of Danilo I – Royal House of Montenegro.
  • Dame Grand Cross of the Most Devoted Royal Household Order – Kingdom of Tonga.

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