Friday, January 1, 2016

Royal Profile: Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Capri

Princess Maria Chiara Amalia Carola Louise Carmen of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Capri was born 1 January 2005 as the younger daughter of The Duke and Duchess of Castro {Source}. She has one older sister{Source}.

She was baptized with at least the following as her godparents {Source}:
  1. Princess Michael of Kent

She was named for:
  • Maria Chiara: Possibly for the Italian Lyric Soprano Maria Chiara
  • Amalia: For her ancestress Princess Maria Amalia of Saxony
  • Carola: no idea
  • Louise: for her ancestress Princess Louise of Orléans, daughter of Prince Philippe, Count of Paris
  • Carmen: no idea

Her parents own homes in Monaco, Italy and Paris, but their primary residence is Monaco. I imagine she and her sister attend one of Monaco's private schools there. I also imagine with Italian parents she speaks Italian, and living in a francophone country, she speaks French. She may speak or be learning English as well.

Even though her family is deposed royals, she occasionally attends official events. When her father was named as a godparent for Princess Josephine of Denmark, she and her family attended the baptism. In May 2012, she and her family attended a Planet Solar Ship Return Ceremony{Photos}. For her 9th birthday in June 2012, the family returned to Italy-first to Capri, then to visit the former Bourbon palace. In January 2014, she and her sister joined their parents for the beatification ceremony of Queen Maria Christina, which took place at Basilica of Santa Chiara in Naples, Italy. Most recently, in May 2014, she and her family attended the first Holy Communion of Belgium's Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric of Belgium{Source}.

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