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A SCHOLARSHIP TO PROMOTE THE TALENTS OF NEAPOLITAN MEDICINE YEAR AFTER YEAR

5Their Royal Highnesses Charles and Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, the Duke and Duchess of Castro, together with H.R.H. Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies visited the Cardarelli Hospital in Naples
They were welcomed by the Director General of the Hospital Ing. Ciro Verdoliva, directors Franco Paradiso and Anna Iervolino and a large delegation of doctors and nurses.
The Director General illustrated the excellent services that have always been provided (since 1942) by the Cardarelli, the largest hospital in southern Italy and that the nursing staff highlighted by greeting the royal family attired in the original historic uniform of the Cardarelli medical staff.
The Princes then visited several units of the Hospital, including Hematology, directed by Dr. Felicetto Ferrara, and the Oncology Department, directed by Giacomo Carteni. Both departments are representative of the excellence of the Campania Public Health System.

It was during this visit that Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla announced that this year she is the patroness of the Quality Health Care Award and that she intended to dedicate an award to the young medical talents of Naples by granting a scholarship to the best medical school graduate of the south for academic year 2016-2017.
This decision by Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies pays homage to the many achievements that have distinguished Neapolitan medicine in Europe, starting with the free medical care that was initiated in Italy by His Majesty King Ferdinand IV when he founded the colony of San Leucio.

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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS IN NAPLES FOR SAN GENNARO

sua-altezza-reale-la-principessa-camilla-di-borbone-delle-due-sicilie-presso-il-duomo-durante-il-miracolo-di-san-gennaroDevotion, excellence, traditions and charity were the principal aspects of the visit to Naples by Prince Charles of Bourbon and Princess Camilla from 18 to 20 September. New Neapolitan experiences for the heirs of the Bourbons Two Sicilies during the feast of San Gennaro in the former capital of the kingdom. On Monday, September 19, Charles and Camilla of Bourbon took part in the religious ceremony of the miracle of San Gennaro, the patron saint of the city, celebrated by Cardinal Sepe in the Duomo. In the afternoon they visited the Bourbon Chapel of Santa Chiara to deliver several scholarships for the school children of the Neapolitan suburbs and to pay homage to the remains of the representatives of a dynasty that made Naples and the South great. They then walked through Spaccanapoli and visited the shops of the artists-craftsmen of San Gregorio Armeno to purchase items for a Neapolitan crèche for the Princesses Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria and Maria Chiara, Duchess of Capri. Master Craftsman Aldo Vucai presented the Princes with a composition (“Tradition”) depicting an elderly Pulcinella offering his mask to a young Pulcinella. The statuettes are placed on a base made from wood of the stage of the San Carlino Theatre, where one of the last great Pulcinellas performed, Antonio Petito. The Neo Bourbons donated to the Duke of Castro a statuette of the great Charles of Bourbon in commemoration of the Third Centenary of his birth (1716-2016): from Charles to Charles up to the young Maria Carolina in a never-ending tradition of history and affection …
The Duke and Duchess of Castro then went to the Cardarelli Hospital to make a donation to the Quality Health Care Association which rewards the excellences of southern medical care.

Fundraising in favor of populations affected by the earthquake of August 24, 2016

Rome, August 26, 2016 – HRH Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master, profoundly moved by the tragic events that have taken place in central Italy, has decided to launch a fundraising initative aimed to assist the communities affected by the earthquake.
HRH The Grand Master has informed the Italian President of the Council of Ministers, Mr. Matteo Renzi, of this initiative in a letter of solidarity sent on behalf of the Royal family and the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George.

All the knights and dames are kindly invited to support this initiative by sending their donations to the following bank account:

Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio
IBAN: IT77X0350003201000000002430
BIC/SWIFT. BCABT21
UBI Banco di Brescia

using as reference:
Earthquake Marche and Lazio – Surname and Delegation
For further information, do not hesitate to contact the Chancery of the Constantinian Order

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MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO THE VICTIMS OF THE EARTHQUAKE IN CENTRAL ITALY

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HRH Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies and the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies are close to the people affected by the devastating earthquake in central Italy during the night of 24 August and ensures his support also through the Delegates of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George who will be promptly involved in the urgent and necessary activities of the next hours.

MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES FOR THE VICTIMS OF NICE

cross_constantinianOn behalf of His family and all the Knights and Dames of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, Head of the Royal House and Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders expresses his profound distress to the families of the victim of the terrible events in Nice and shares in the sorrow of the nation of France once again so harshly attacked by barbaric acts aggravated by the cruel death of innocent children.

THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CASTRO VISIT CAMPANIA

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Nola and Naples, 26 and 27 June 2016 – Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master of the Royal House of Bourbon was in Campania for two days of tradition, quality, royal sites and scholarships for the young of the South. The Duke and Duchess, with H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria, H.R.H. Maria Chiara of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Capri and H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, were greeted with great affection in the lands of the Former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies during two days dense with significance.

SUNDAY 26 June, 10:30 – The Royal family was in Nola for the famous Festival of the Lilies (a UNESCO world heritage site since 2013) at the invitation of the Mayor of Nola, Avv. Geremia Biancardi and the Bishop of Nola, H.E. Mons. Beniamino Depalma. The popular festivities of the city of San Paolino took place in accordance with the Christian tradition that united the rulers of the Bourbon Dynasty to the people of the Two Sicilies. With the birth of the autonomous Kingdom of Naples, Charles of Bourbon sojourned in Nola in 1735 during his voyage to Palermo for his coronation. After 281 years a Bourbon of the Two Sicilies returns to Nola.
Sunday, 26 June, 20:00 – Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon, together with their daughters Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria and Maria Chiara, Duchess of Capri, visited the splendid Casina Vanvitelliana on Lake Fusaro in Naples, an ancient and prestigious Bourbon site that has hosted numerous emperors and musicians of international renown (from Mozart to Rossini). During a dramatic guided tour by candlelight, accompanied by musicians from the orchestra of the San Carlo Theatre, local authorities presented their Royal Highnesses with the symbolic gift of the keys to the “Casina” to commemorate their “return” to the Phlegrean city.
Monday, 27 June, 10:30 – Their Royal Highnesses enjoyed a private tour of the Museum of the Treasure of San Gennaro on Via Duomo, in the historical center of Naples.
On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Charles of Bourbon (1716-2016), the Duke of Castro sponsored the granting of several scholarships to high schools and universities of the South to carry out research on the history of the Two Sicilies during this important time of rediscovery and dissemination of the many historical truths that have for far too long been cancelled from official histories.

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CONFERRAL OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF FRANCIS TO NOBEL PRIZE WINNER RIGOBERTA MENCHU’ TUM


consegna decreto di nominaMonday, 10 June, 2016 –
H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies conferred the award of the Royal Order of Francis I upon the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Rigoberta Menchu for her important role as activist in Guatemalan politics. All guests were present for the Ceremony and for the international premiere of the film “Daughter of the Maya”. The Royal Order of Francis I is conferred upon individuals who distinguish themselves in the field of sciences, the arts and diplomacy. Others who have received the award in the past include 14 Heads of State and numerous Cardinals: the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon, the Head of the UN Women for Peace Association.

 

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PRESS RELEASE – NEW RULES OF SUCCESSION

Annuncio di Sua Altezza RealeDuring the Holy Mass in the Saint Peter Basilica on May 14 2016, during the International Pilgrimage of the Constantinian Order of Saint George, His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, Head of the Royal House, accepting the invitation of His Eminence the Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino to speak, makes public his decision to change the rules of succession which have thus far been in force in the House of Bourbon Two Sicilies in order to make them compatible with international and European law, which prohibits any discrimination between men and women, not only in the enjoyment of their rights and freedoms but also in the exercise of public office of any kind.

 

The rule of absolute primogeniture will henceforth apply to his direct descendants.

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CONFIRMATION OF THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES PRINCESSES MARIA CAROLINA AND MARIA CHIARA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES

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On May 14, 2016, a holy mass was celebrated by His Most Reverend Eminence Cardinal  Renato Raffaele Martino during the Second International Pilgrimage at the Altar of the Basilica of St. Peter.

During the solemn ceremony Their Royal Highnesses, Princess Maria Carolina and Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon Two Sicilies, received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the presence of almost a thousand knights and dames of the Dynastic Orders of the House of Bourbon Two Sicilies.

The godfathers for Their Royal Highnesses were His Imperial Highness Prince Napoléon Bonaparte for Princess Maria Carolina and  His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Martino d’Asburgo-Este for Princess Maria Chiara.

 

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RECEPTION IN HONOUR OF H.E. THE PRESIDENT OF HUNGARY

London, 24th May 2016.  The Delegation for Great Britain and Ireland held a reception in honour of His Excellency János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary, to celebrate an important ecumenical event in England involving the return of the Relics of Saint Thomas Becket from Esztergom, Hungary, to London and Canterbury between the 23rd and 29th May 2016.

The reception, which will be attended by T.R.H. Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, will be hosted by the Delegate, His Excellency Sir Anthony Bailey on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 at Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London.

The Relics of Saint Thomas Becket are kept in Esztergom, seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of the Church in Hungary.  The ‘Peregrinatio’ of these Relics highlights the Christian roots, the spiritual connection with England, and the wider historical ties between the United Kingdom and Hungary.  The reception will also be attended by His Eminence Cardinal Péter Erdö, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and Primate of Hungary.

The weekly programme of events will include a Holy Mass and religious ceremonies to be held in the Cathedral of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, in Parliament and a ‘Peregrinatio’ in Canterbury Cathedral through the Cathedral of Rochester.  This joint initiative brings together the Roman Catholic Church of England and Wales with the Church of England and gives a chance to the faithful to venerate the Relics of Saint Thomas Becket for the first time in England after more than 800 years.

The Grand Magistry urges Knights and Dames to take part in this key event organized by the Delegation for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The Constantinian Order has had longstanding relations with Hungary and was officially recognized by the Hungarian government in 2011 with a decree issued by the President of the Republic.

 

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