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TRH PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES, DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CASTRO, CELEBRATED THEIR 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IN NAPLES TOGETHER WITH TRH PRINCESS MARIA CAROLINA AND PRINCESS MARIA CHIARA

IMG_5692Rome, November 5th 2018 – TRH Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies’ official visit to Naples has ended today. Their Royal Highnesses, Duke and Duchess of Castro, accompanied by TRH Princesses Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria and Palermo and Maria Chiara, Duchess of Noto and Capri, were in Naples to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary and 25 years of activity of the Neo-Bourbon Movement, engaged by a quarter of the century to defend the identity values of Southern Italy.
We have chosen to celebrate our anniversary in Naples with so many events also aimed at reviving the glorious memory of one of the largest cities in Europe, thanks to the works created by my ancestors” declared HRH the Duke of Castro. “We came back to this city that we always have in our hearts and that we feel our home because of its splendor, as for the beauty of the people who live it and animate it with pride“. The agenda was full of institutional and social commitments that confirm the Royal Family’s attention towards the Neapolitan territory. On November 3rd, the Royal Family went to the Mediterranean Theater, where the Award “TWO SICILIES – SOUTH EXCELLENCES” took place.

 

IMG_6051On Sunday morning Their Royal Highnesses went to the Cardarelli Hospital for the opening of “Insieme a mamma e papà” space, which will be used for welcoming not only the patients’ children, but also those of the hospital staff. After attending the inauguration of the nativity scene of the church of San Ferdinando, they attended the evening Mass at the church of San Francesco di Paola, where they met the delegates of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint Georges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7010On Monday morning TRH visited the historic Marinella atelier, official supplier of the Royal House, which offered a unique scarf to the Dukes of Castro. Later they went to the Royal Palace of Caserta to seal their union and planted a Camelia honoring the family tradition: in 1818, in fact, Queen Maria Carolina of Bourbon paid homage to the Dukes of Castro’s twentieth anniversary of marriage with the same gesture.

 

 

 

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TRH PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES, DUKES OF CASTRO VISITING NAPLES TO CELEBRATE THEIR 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WITH TRH PRINCESS MARIA CAROLINA, DUCHESS OF CALABRIA AND PALERMO AND MARIA CHIARA, DUCHESSA OF CAPRI AND NOTO

LUX_5620Rome, October 19th 2018 – On the occasion of their twentieth wedding anniversary, TRH Prince Charles and Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, accompanied by the TRH Princesses Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria and Palermo and Maria Chiara, Duchess of Capri and of Noto, will be visiting Naples from November 3rd to November 5th.

The first official appointment is scheduled for Saturday November 3rd  at the Teatro Mediterraneo, Mostra d’Oltremare in Naples. TRH will attend a folkloristic cultural show of Neapolitan style entitled “25 YEARS OF THE NEOBORBONICAL MOVEMENT AND TWO SICILIES AWARD ” where the greatest exponents of the Italian Contemporary Theater  will attend. At the end of the show, the Dukes of Castro will celebrate their anniversary together with all the guests.

On Sunday, November 4th  Their Royal Highnesses will be at the Cardarelli Hospital on the occasion of the inauguration of a space dedicated to welcoming not only the children of the patients, but also those of the hospital staff. The Hospital  aims at providing concrete support to its employees so as to facilitate a better balance between work and family life.

During the afternoon, the Dukes of Castro will be visiting the Basilica of San Ferdinando for the inauguration of the nativity scene dedicated to famous men including the statuette of H.M. King Francis II of Bourbon Two Sicilies and afterwards will attend a solemn Mass at the Pontifical Basilica of San Francesco da Paola, organized by the neapolitan delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George.

Their trip to Naples will end on Monday 5th. After the visit to the historic atelier Marinella, official supplier of the Real House, which on the occasion of their twentieth anniversary will pay homage to the Dukes of Castro of a tie and a scarf made exclusively for celebrating their union, Their Royal Highnesses will also go to the Royal Palace of Caserta where a camelia will be planted in their honor.

HRH PRINCESS CAMILLA AND LES ANGES GARDIENS

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Monte Carlo, October, 8th 2018–  HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, Ambassador of “Les Anges Gardiens” Foundation participated with the association’s volunteers in the weekly distribution in Monaco, in order to help hundreds of people (young people left to the streets, families and old people) who have been abandoned in the streets. Warm food, biscuits, milk, tissues and others products have been distributed to the needy people.

LOSS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY’S FRIEND CHARLES AZNAVOUR

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HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies and Madame Edoarda Crociani are deeply saddened by the death of their dear friend Charles Aznavour, the greatest chansonnier of France. Considering the strong bond maintained over the years and the happy moments spent together, the Royal Family would like to remember him for his innate talent and passion for music. The Royal Family’s thoughts and closeness go to the artist’s family.

MONTE-CARLO GALA FOR THE GLOBAL OCEAN 2018

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Monte Carlo, September 26th 2018 – TRH Prince Charles and Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, participated in the 2nd annual Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean 2018 in Monte-Carlo, hosted by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. It was a major fundraising event in the heart of the city and supports its worldwide initiatives in favour of a sustainable ocean, a crucial issue calling for immediate and collective action.

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HRH PRINCESS CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES ATTENDS THE FIRST LADIES LUNCH IN NEW YORK

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HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies was a featured guest at Fashion 4 Development’s First Ladies Lunch, held on the sidelines of the Opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Fashion 4 Development(F4D) is a private sector global platform that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and “Every Woman, Every Child” the UN Initiative spearheaded by Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The mission is to harness the power of the fashion and beauty industries and implement creative strategies for sustainable economic growth, wellness and independence of communities worldwide as well as the preservation of culture through the expression of fashion. Its guiding principles are the 4E’s: Educate, Empower, Enhance and Enrich. F4D’s tag line is “Giving Back is the New Luxury.” Fashion 4 Development’s First Ladies lunch is in its 8th year and honors some of the fashion industry’s most notable figures who embody the mission of F4D.

During the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 First Ladies lunch, HRH Princess Camilla made some remarks, together with F4D’s Founder and President Evie Evangelou, about the importance of cooperation across all sectors in order to better the living conditions of women and children in poverty.

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NEW YORK CELEBRATES SAINT JANUARIUS: THE CROWD CHEERS THE ROYAL FAMILY

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New York, September, 23rd 2018. On the occasion of their trip to New York, TRH Princes Charles and Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro, participated in the solemn celebration of the Feast of Saint Januarius at the Church of the Precious Blood. The parish is under the authority of the Archdiocese of New York and is the National Shrine Church of Saint Januarius. Many Knights of the US delegation attended, along with a large group of faithful people.

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HRH PRINCESS CAMILLA VISITS THE ABUSED WOMEN IN NEW YORK

SalvamammeNew York, September 23rd, 2018 – HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, welcomed by Ms. Michelle Ranelli, Program Director and Ms. Rachel Goldsmith, Associate Vice President of DV Shelters, visited the young women housed at the Lang House Shelter in New York. 

The initiative is part of HRH’ defense project for all women who have been victim of violence. Princess Camilla had the opportunity to meet many women with their children, talking with them about their personal history. Many of them have a traumatic past and are assisted daily by the center.

At the end of the meeting, the Duchess of Castro offered small gifts to these abused women, who were very excited for the occasion.

These were really touching moments for Princess Camilla as well, who is constantly on her way to support the weakest and most disadvantaged women.

 

FASHION4DEVELOPMENT: HRH PRINCESS CAMILLA OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES IN NEW YORK

HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies will be a featured guest at Fashion 4 Development’s First Ladies Lunch, held on the sidelines of the Opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Fashion 4 Development (F4D) is a private sector global platform that supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and “Every Woman, Every Child” the UN Initiative spearheaded by Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The mission is to harness the power of the fashion and beauty industries and implement creative strategies for sustainable economic growth, wellness and independence of communities worldwide as well as the preservation of culture through the expression of fashion. Its guiding principles are the 4E’s: Educate, Empower, Enhance and Enrich. F4D’s tag line is “Giving Back is the New Luxury.” Fashion 4 Development’s First Ladies lunch is in its 8th year and honors some of the fashion industry’s most notable figures who embody the mission of F4D.

During the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 First Ladies lunch, HRH Princess Camilla will make remarks, together with F4D’s Founder and President Evie Evangelou, about the importance of cooperation across all sectors in order to better the living conditions of women and children in poverty.

To highlight this fact, the lunch will also feature a unique runway show whereby HRH Princess Maria Carolina will model some environmentally conscious fashion pieces from  “The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange” that was unveiled at Buckingham Palace, in the presence of the Duchess of Cambridge, during London Fashion Week last February. The sustainable designs are part of  Eco Age’s vision in partnership with Swarovski, the Woolmark Company and Matches Fashion. The project recognizes emerging artisans from across the Commonwealth’s 53 countries.Not your average fashion show, the project paired, for example, designers from India with those in Tuvalu in order to create unusual handmade products. These pairings created authentic partnerships that empower women while paying attention to ethical supply chains, innovation, economic growth and poverty reduction. These are important goals that align with the charitable actions of Princess Camilla and Her Family in Italy, throughout Europe and internationally.  

TRIP TO VENICE

LL.AA.RR. i Principi Carlo e Camilla di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duca e Duchessa di Castro e LL.AA.RR. le Principesse Maria Carolina di Borbone delle Due Sicilie e Maria Chiara di Borbone delle Due Sicilie. ph: Daniele Venturelli

TRH Princes Charles and Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies with their daughters, TRH Princesses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara of Bourbon Two Sicilies.
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Rome, September 7th 2018 – HRH Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Head of the Royal House, went to Venice from September 3rd to September 7th, accompanied by his wife, HRH Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro, and his daughters, TRH Princess Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria and Duchess of Palermo, and Princess Maria Chiara, Duchess of Noto and Duchess of Capri.
During the visit, HRH the Duke of Castro met many local authorities, including Dr. Roberto Ciambetti, President of the Regional Council, H.E. the Prefect of Venice, Mr. Vittorio Zappalorto and the Police Chief, Mr. Vito Danilo Gagliardi, in addition to the Mayor, Mr. Luigi Brugnaro.
Moreover, HRH Princess Maria Carolina, accompanied by her mother, was able to attend the 75th edition of Venice Film Festival, where she appeared for the first time on the Red Carpet, along with many internationally renowned artists who were in Venice for the occasion.

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