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LETTER FROM H.R.H. PRINCE CHARLES OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES, DUKE OF CASTRO, TO THE KING OF THE BELGIANS

Displays letter: Lettre Roi des Belges

Sire,

This morning the Kingdom of Belgium and the city of Brussels were hit two times by a cowardly attack that caused the death of numerous people.  Following this event I wanted to send to Your Majesty my most heartfelt condolences and express my profound sorrow and solidarity during this terrible time that affects our hearts and our souls.

I have no doubt that Your Government and the people of Belgium will overcome this bloody attack with great courage and determination as they have always done in the course of their history.

Please accept, Sire, the assurance of my faithful attachment and support and my affection for Your people.

H.R.H. PRINCE CHARLES OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES VISIT THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

New York, 10th March 2016.  H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, among his numerous commitments during his stay in New York, paid a visit to the American-Scandinavian Foundation, accompanied by Dr. Giosetta Capriati and John Viola, Delegate of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George for the United States.

Here he was received by the Chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Edward P. Gallagher, who shed light on the cultural, vocational and economic exchange and training programmes carried out by this important institution.

 

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T.R.H. PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES VISIT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

New York, 10th March 2016. T.R.H. Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, paid a visit to the New York Public Library where they were met by the Chairman, Mr. Anthony Marx and Mrs. Christine Schwarzman who accompanied  them on a guided tour of what is one of the biggest Libraries in the world and which was recently dedicated to the philanthropist Stephen A. Schwarzman.

T.R.H. were accompanied by the Delegate of the Constantinian Order for the United States, John Viola, and Dr. Giosetta Capriati.

 

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T.R.H. PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCE CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES MEET THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK

New York, 10th March 2016.  T.R.H. Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, accompanied by Dr. Giosetta Capriati and John Viola, Delegate of the Constantinian Order for the United States, were received by Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York.

During the meeting, the Mayor, who expressed his enthusiasm for the activities that are being organized under the aegis of the Constantinian Order, addressed a series of initiatives that could be jointly implemented in New York and Naples with the involvement of the influential Italo-American community of New York of which he is a representative.

 

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SPEECH BY H.R.H. PRINCESS CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES, DUCHESS OF CASTRO

New York, 5th March, 2016. Mr. Secretary General, Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, Your Excellencies, Ladies  and Gentlemen, I am very happy to be here today with my husband and children, to march with all of  you, women and men, for peace, for tolerance , for justice, for human rights for ALL. We can no longer be silent , we can no longer tolerate the violence that is perpetrated every single day against women all over the world! We need to speak loud and clear, as we are doing today and have our voice heard in every corner of the planet. If we are all united, we can make a difference!!! and thank you  again, Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, for having started this March, you lead the way! Let’s go….

 

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“UNWFPA’s HUMANITARIAN AWARD” TO H.R.H. PRINCESS CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES, DUCHESS OF CASTRO

New York, 4th March, 2016.  H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, has received the prestigious Humanitarian Award during a ceremony that took place at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebration. This Award is given annually to personalities in the world of culture, entrepreneurship and politics, who have particularly distinguished themselves in charitable and social work.  This year the Award went to H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, for “her intense social and charitable activities in support of disadvantaged children”. During the ceremony, was awarded H.E. Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, , H.E. Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek (Mrs. Ban Ki-Moon), Patron of the UN Women for Peace Association.

The Award was organized by the UN Women for Peace Association, founded in 2008, which helps to advance projects and goals of United Nations agencies that provide opportunities to women to partake in the global peace building process through social, cultural and educational programmes.

Her Royal Highness’ speech:

” Mr. Secretary General, Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am humbled and honored to be here today, in this prestigious Institution,  surrounded by so many people who have devoted their lives to fight violence against women and children and am simply overwhelmed by the Award I am granted by the UN Women for Peace Association, to which I am deeply grateful. Congratulations, Mr. Secretary General, for your Award, that acknowledges  the major role you have been playing in this Institution for the last NINE years with such commitment and success. And congratulations also to you, Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, who have had the courage and vision to start this valuable Association. Many thanks also to you, Muna Rihani, who are the driving force behind this organization. This Award will give me even more energy to continue fighting for women all over  the world, for their rights, their safety and the ones of their children. I would like to thank my mother and my husband, who are here today and have always given me  their support and  encouragement in all my undertakings. I look very much forward to marching with all of you tomorrow and will bring my  two little girls, because I want them to learn at an early age the meaning of peace, tolerance and justice for all. Thank you.”

For further information: 
http://www.unwomenforpeace.org/

Invite and participants: UNWFPA Luncheon e-vite

 

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INVESTITURE CEREMONY OF NEW KNIGHTS AND DAMES IN NEW YORK

New York, 3rd March 2016.  St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York hosted the investiture ceremony of new Knights and Dames of the Constantinian Order and of the Royal Order of Francis I. At the ceremony were present T.R.H. Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro. Holy Mass was celebrated by His Eminence Theodore Cardinal  McCarick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, Prior of the Delegation and Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Justice, together with many members of the Clergy of the United States Delegation.

 

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JUBILEE OF MERCY: INTERNATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO ROME

Rome, 13th, 14th and 15th May 2016.  The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George is organizing the International Pilgrimage, accepting the invitation of the Holy Father to participate in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

The Pilgrimage will be led by His Most Reverend Eminence, Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Grand Prior of the Constantinian Order, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, and of the High Dignitaries of the Order.

During the Pilgrimage, a Solemn Mass will be celebrated and presided by His Most Reverend Eminence the Grand Prior at the Main Altar in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

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PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK: FRANCIS II, THE CATHOLIC KING

copertina Francesco II

“Francesco II, Il Re Cattolico”, has been published by « Centro Studi sul Risorgimento e sugli Stati Preunitari » with the support of Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro.

[…] the value of this book, in addition to letting us hear the very voice of the last King of Two Sicilies, is that it highlights the basic nature of the Man and the Kingdom.  King Francis II incarnated in his person the foundations on which the reign of Two Sicilies were constitutionally established, namely public adherence to the Catholic faith…..

 The book draws its inspiration from the discovery of an unpublished manuscript written by King Francis II which led to a series of essays by five brilliant contemporary scholars:  Prof. Massimo Viglione, Prof. Roberto De Mattei,  Prof. Cristina Siccardi, Reverend Don Mauro Tranquillo and Prof. Elena Bianchini Braglia.

The cover price of Euro 20 will be entirely donated to the Constantinian Order’s projects.

The book may be ordered through the Chancery (e-mail: cancelleria@ordine-costantiniano.it) or the Delegates of the Constantinian Order.


HONOUR BESTOWED UPON HER EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS, AMEENAH GURIB-FAKIM

Château de Réduit – Presidential Palace (Mauritius), 8th January, 2016  –  H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master bestowed, with  Motu Proprio decree of 1st January 2016, the Royal Order of Francis I, with the rank of Dame Knight Grand Cross, upon Her Excellency the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, GCSK, CSK, PhD.

The Royal Order of Francis I was established in 1829 by His Majesty King Francis I in order to reward the civil merit of whoever distinguished themselves in the art of literature and science and for particular merits attained by virtue of special actions in the protection of human rights.

Her Excellency the President of the Republic of Mauritius, through her important role and for the work carried out as a Biodiversity scientist, has unveiled the nutritive values present in the plants of her island, a discovery that has led to innovations in the fields of medicine and nutrition.

 

 

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