Tag Archives: House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Albert and Charlène Attend Environmental Gala At Casino de Monte-Carlo

  September 28, 2017 at 8:27 pm by

Thursday evening saw a glittering gala take place in the Salle Garnier at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, honouring actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s commitment to the preservation of the environment, with Prince Albert and Princess Charlène of Monaco in attendance. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène, in a lovely strapless evening gown with intricate gold, white and silver beading on the bodice, posed for photographs upon their arrival at the Monte-Carlo Gala for The Global Ocean, … Continue reading

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Death of Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria

  March 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm by

The Dowager Duchess of Calabria, born a Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1917, died on March 28 in Madrid. She was 99 years old. Infanta Alicia was the wife of the Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, whom she married in 1936. The couple had three children: Princess Teresa María, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, and Princess Inés María. The Infanta outlived her husband by 53 years, and her only son by 17 months. … Continue reading

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Beatrice Borromeo Makes First Official Appearance Since Birth of Baby Stefano

  March 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm by

She may have given birth to her first child, son Stefano, just three weeks ago, but Beatrice Borromeo looked lovely in a navy sequinned evening gown as she stepped out this evening to support the Princess Grace Foundation at the 63rd Annual Bal de la Rose. Beatrice joined her husband, Pierre Casiraghi, and his mother and sister, Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi (who was wearing a dress borrowed from her mother), for … Continue reading

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More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

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Renewal of Family Rift in the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  May 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm by

The family reconciliation in the house of Bourbon-Two Sicilies seems to be shortlived. In 2014 the two rivalling branches – both of which are claiming the headship of the family which until 1861 ruled over the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies – signed an agreement recognising eachothers titles. The decision of the duke of Castro to change the succession laws so he could be succeeded by his eldest daughter apparently brought … Continue reading

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Yet Another Relative of King Felipe VI Investigated By Tax Services

  May 18, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Princess Inès of the Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of the late Infante Alfonso of Spain and his wife Infanta Alicia, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma, is being investigated by Spanish tax services for money laundering. The princess has put the money she inherited from her father -who died in 1964- on a bank account in Switzerland. The princess says that the Swiss bank accounts can easily explained: her father opened them … Continue reading

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Duke of Castro Abolishes Salic Law

  May 16, 2016 at 5:04 am by

The Duke of Castro, one of the claimants of the defunct throne of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, announced that he had changed the succession laws of his family. He abolished the Salic law and made the succession gender neutral. The duke only has two daughters: princessses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara. The duke announced the change yesterday, the day that both daughters received their Holy confirmation in Rome, … Continue reading

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Beatrice Steals The Show At The Rose Ball in Monaco

  March 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm by

The annual Bal de la Rose took place this evening at the Sporting Monte-Carlo, and Beatrice Borromeo, the wife of Pierre Casiraghi, stole the show in an extravagant ball gown. Donning a bright red strapless gown from Giambattista Valli that featured a voluminous tulle ruffled skirt, Beatrice stood out from the rest of the ladies in her family, who chose neutrals and pastels for the evening. Her hair was swept up into a … Continue reading

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The Duke Of Calabria’s Funeral

  October 9, 2015 at 1:51 am by

On October 8, the Duke of Calabria’s burial and funeral took place at the Pantheon of Princes in El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a town near Madrid in Spain. Embed from Getty Images The funeral service was attended by the current and former monarchs of Spain (the late Duke had a close friendship with his cousin, King Juan Carlos) as well as Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, … Continue reading

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Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria Has Died in Ciudad Real

  October 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading

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The Rose Ball 2015 Goes Art Deco

  March 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

This year’s edition of the Bal de la Rose in Monaco took place last night with the theme ‘Le Rose Art Deco’. Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline hosted the annual gala dinner at Sporting de Monaco. Monaco’s Sovereign was accompanied to the event by his elder sister Caroline and two of her children, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi. Pierre brought along his long-term girlfriend, Beatrice Borromeo. Princess Charlene was due to … Continue reading

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The Death Of Princess Maria Margarita Of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  January 25, 2014 at 11:48 am by

Princess Maria Margarita of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, the daughter of Prince Gabriel of Borbon-Two-Sicilies and his second wife, Princess Cecilia Lumbomirska, died on January 15 in Madrid aged 79. Princess Maria Margherita was born on 16 November 1934 in Warsaw, Poland. On 11 June 1962, she married Luis Gonzaga Maldonado y Gordon in Jerez de la Frontera. She has three daughters; Maria Margarita (born in 1963), Maria Claudia (born in 1965) and Maria … Continue reading

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Spain’s Oldest Infanta

  September 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm by

Though she may not thank for me for the title of my post, I wanted my first blog posting to feature a lesser known Spanish Royal. A maternal aunt-in-law of His Majesty King Juan Carlos, at almost 94 years she is currently the oldest member of the extended Spanish Royal Family. An Infanta of Spain by her marriage in April 1936 to the Infante Alfonso of Spain, over the years … Continue reading

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September 1859, the Failed Plot in Naples Court

  September 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

150 years ago, the Italian peninsula was divided in several States; one of them, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, was ruling over all the south of Italy and the Sicily; another one, the Kingdom of Sardinia, was beginning to expand itself and to conquer several other Italian regions. On 22 May 1859, King Ferdinando II of the Two Sicilies died in Caserta. His very reactionary politic, fully supported by … Continue reading

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European Royalty Enjoy Keelboat Races in Monaco

  February 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm by

To celebrate the 80th anniversery of the Dragon Class on the first weekend of the 25th Primo Cup keelboat racing, prince Albert II invited other royals like prince Henrik of Denmark, prince Serge of Yugoslavia and prince Charles of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies, duke of Castro. “A big thank you to the Yacht Club de Monaco for this initiative to celebrate 80 years of the Dragon, a series close to my heart, by … Continue reading

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