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DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CASTRO IN NOTO – 22-24 SEPTEMBER 2017

JBML8492On September 23 H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro  and Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders, visited Sicily to take part in a number of charity activities in the city of Noto. He was accompanied by his spouse, H.R.H. Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro, and by his daughters, T.R.H. Princesses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara.
During the morning the Grand Master, accompanied by Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, donated three semiautomatic defibrillators on behalf of the Constantinian Order to the State Comprehensive School “G. Melodia” in Noto.

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The donation is part of the vaster project titled “Cardio Protected City” that was initiated last year and that involved numerous Italian delegations of the Constantinian Order, with the donation of first aid equipment for cardiorespiratory arrest.
Given the financial difficulties of many of the families of the area, and in response to a request by the Principal of the Melodia School, the Constantinian Order decided to purchase the school books required for all the students of the school for the year 2017-2018. This action inaugurated the Project “Book Coupon”. An additional donation of toys was also made for the smaller children of the School.
In the afternoon the Royal Family visited the bishopric of Noto and distributed essential items for children ages 0 to 3 years as part of the Crumbs of Health Program. They also donated a semiautomatic defibrillator to a local youth soccer team as well as clothes donated Mr He Jianxing (Entreprise HELI), Mr Ren Gael (VEGA’S) and Mr Jiang Yimin (GRASSTAR).
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On Sunday, September 24, following Holy Mass celebrated in the Cathedral of Noto by His Most Rev. Eminence Mons. Antonio Staglianò, Bishop of Noto and Knight Commander of Ecclesiastical Grace, a ceremony was held to confer diplomas to several Knights and Dames of the Order. In his remarks H.R.H., the Duke of Castro and Grand Master, thanked all those who work generously to carry out the activities of the Order and pointed out that when he was young he also held the title of Duke of Noto.
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For this reason, in noting the decision taken as Head of the Royal House to change the rules of succession by adopting the rule of absolute primogeniture, H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies stated that the title due to his second-born, Maria Chiara, be Duchess of Noto. Succession of titles in the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies contemplates that the title Duke of Castro is to be attributed to the head of the Family, the title of the Duchy of Calabria to the first heir and that of the Duchy of Noto to the second heir in the line of succession.
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H.R.H. PRINCE CHARLES CONFERS THE HONOR OF KNIGHT GRAND CROSS OF THE ROYAL ORDER OF FRANCIS I UPON STEVEN SCHWARTZMAN

_GA84248Monday, 31 July 2017. H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders has conferred the honor of Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I upon Mr. Steven Schwartzman for his commendable contributions to culture through a targeted philanthropic activity, including the restoration of the New York Public Library in 2007 and the recent expansion of the Campus of Yale University.

The Royal Order of Francis I is granted to individuals who have distinguished themselves in the sciences, arts and diplomacy and does not assume the exclusively Catholic features of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George.

Among the many Knights and Dames of the Order there are 14 Heads of State and numerous Cardinals, in addition to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, H.E. Ban Ki Moon, David Rockefeller and three winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: Rigoberta Menchù, H.E. the former President of Costa Rica Oscar Sanchez and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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CONSEGNA ONORIFICENZA A S.E. L’AMBASCIATORE D’ITALIA IN SPAGNA STEFANO SANNINO

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Ambasciata d’Italia in Spagna-Madrid, Sabato 3 Dicembre 2016.  S.A.R. il Principe Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca di Castro, Gran Maestro del Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio e Capo della Real Casa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie accompagnato da S.A.R. la Principessa Camilla di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duchessa di Castro, ha consegnato l’importante onorificenza di Cavaliere di Gran Croce del Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano  di San Giorgio a S.E. L’Ambasciatore d’Italia in Spagna Stefano Sannino.

I Duchi di Castro hanno visitato la mostra “Virtute et Merito” in onore al Re Carlo III

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S.A.R. il Principe Carlo di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca di Castro e Capo della Real Casa accompagnato dalla consorte S.A.R. la Principessa Camilla di Borbone delle Due Sicilie ha visitato la mostra “Virtute et Merito” realizzata in onore a Re Carlos III.

I Duchi sono arrivati a Madrid accompagnati dalle figlie, la Principessa Maria Carolina, Duchessa di Calabria e di Palermo e la Principessa Maria Chiara, Duchessa di Capri. Hanno visitato i luoghi storici e più affascinanti della città così legati alla figura di Re Carlos III come il Parco del Retiro, il Giardino Botanico, la Fontana di Cibele e di Nettuno e la Porta de Alcalà.

Il Duca di Castro ha ricordato, commosso, tutti i luoghi che rappresentano momenti storici legati alla sua Famiglia, innumerevoli nella splendida Madrid.

 

 

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REMISE DES PRIX 2016

LL.AA.RR. Carlo e Camilla di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca e Duchessa di Castro

LL.AA.RR. Carlo e Camilla di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca e Duchessa di Castro

Parigi, 18 ottobre 2016 – Le Loro Altezze Reali i Principi Carlo e Camilla di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca e Duchessa di Castro hanno presenziato alla rassegna dei premi annuali della Fondazione Prince Louis de Polignac che premia le eccellenze nella cultura e nell’arte.

Tale evento si è tenuto quest’anno presso la Fondazione Simone e Cino del Duca a Parigi. Sotto il patrocinio di S.A.S. il Principe Albert II di Monaco, alla presenza del Cancelliere dell’Istituto di Francia Monsieur Gabriel de Broglie e al Presidente co-fondatore Madame il Giudice Irene Daurelle.

Il Principe Louis de Polignac, padrino di S.A.S. il Principe Albert II di Monaco che ha presenziato all’evento, ha creato nel 1997 tale organizzazione che premia con una medaglia d’onore le personalità francesi che si sono adoperate nella preservazione e rispetto del patrimonio architettonico francese. Numerose le personalità presenti.

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VISIT TO ALBANIA

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Guests of the Royal Wedding in Tirana

H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, accompanied by his wife H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, traveled to Tirana to attend the wedding of His Royal Highness, Heir Apparent Leka II of Albania and Miss Elia Saharia. Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Castro, met with the President of the Republic, H.E. Bujar Nishani for breakfast.

H.R.H. the Duke of Castro was then received by H.E. the Minister of Culture, Professor Mirela Kumbaro Furxhi to discuss several topics, including cultural exchange programs to be promoted between Italy and Albania. The wedding ceremony, officiated by the Mayor of Tirana, took place on October 8 in the Royal Residence of Tirana in the presence of five religious authorities who gave their blessings to the ceremony. In the afternoon H.R.H. the Duchess of Castro went to the “Zyber Halluli” Orphanage in Tirana where she visited with the children, promoting the charity project begun in 2000 and continued in 2013. H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies stated “Helping others is a mission that the more fortunate persons must carry out from their very heart”. The wedding banquet was held in the evening in the Royal Palace. Attending were guests from numerous Royal Houses of Europe. On Sunday October 9, the Duke and Duchess of Castro concluded their stay in Albania by meeting with the Prime Minister of Albania, H.E. Edi Rama.

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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS IN NAPLES FOR SAN GENNARO

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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.

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