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Prince Carlo
Duke of Castro

Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (Disputed)
Pretendence 20 March 2008 - present
Predecessor Prince Ferdinand
Spouse Camilla Crociani
Issue
Princess Maria-Carolina
Princess Maria Chiara
Full name
Italian: Carlo Maria Bernardo Gennaro
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
Mother Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Born 24 February 1963 (1963-02-24) (age 53)
Saint-Raphaël, France
Religion Roman Catholic
Two Sicilies Royal Family
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

HRH Princess Maria del Carmen

Prince Charles of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro (born 24 February 1963) is one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

BiographyEdit

Early life and educationEdit

Charles was born at Saint-Raphaël, Var, France, the only son of Ferdinand, Duke of Castro, and of his wife, Chantal de Chevron-Villette.[1] He was baptised with the names Carlo Maria Bernardo Gennaro. Until 2008, he used the title Duke of Calabria.

Charles was educated firstly at the Institute of the Marist Fathers at Toulon, France. He went on to study at a namesake of the Collège Stanislas de Paris located in Nice, France. After studying at an international university in Paris, he spent three years working for a public relations firm in Manhattan. He is fluent in Italian, French and English.

Headship of the House of Bourbon Two SiciliesEdit

In 2008, Carlo, baptised Charles, succeeded his father as claimant to the headship of the House of the Two Sicilies. As head of the house, he uses the title Duke of Castro.

Charles's supporters state that since his grandfather's brother Infante Carlos renounced his rights of succession to the throne of the Two Sicilies in 1900, the headship of the house passed to Charles's grandfather Ranieri, Duke of Castro, then to Charles's father Ferdinand, Duke of Castro, and most recently to Charles.[2][3] Infante Carlos's claims to be the Duke of Calabria and head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies are recognized by the Spanish king Juan Carlos of Spain (since they are cousins), while the other royal families (and all others Bourbon-Two Sicilies members) recognize the Castro claim.[4]

Charles claims the disputed Grand Mastership of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, the Order of Saint Ferdinand and Merit, the Order of St. Januarius, the Order of Saint George and Reunion, and the Royal Order of Francis I.

Charles has been decorated with several dynastic and state honours.[5]

Marriage and issueEdit

Charles is married to Camilla Crociani.[6] He and his wife use the rank and style of Royal Highness, Duke and Duchess of Castro.

They have two children:[6]

  • Princess Maria-Carolina Chantal Edoarda Beatrice Januaria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born in Rome in 2003)
  • Princess Maria Chiara Amalia Carola Louise Carmen of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born in Rome 2005)

Titles from birthEdit

  • 24 February 1963  – 13 January 1973 His Royal Highness The Duke of Noto
  • 13 January 1973  – 20 March 2008 His Royal Highness The Duke of Calabria
  • 20 March 2008  – present His Royal Highness The Duke of Castro

AncestryEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Worldroots
  2. ^ (Disputed) Headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies In Defense of (Real) History: Who is the Head of the Royal House of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies? by Luigi Mendola.
  3. ^ [1] The Two Sicilies Succession]]
  4. ^ The Succession to the Headship of the The Two Sicilies Royal House
  5. ^ His Royal Highness The Duke of Calabria
  6. ^ a b Boubon-Two Sicilies Royal Family
Carlo di Borbone-Due Sicilie (1963)
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 24 February 1963
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Prince Ferdinand
Duke of Castro
20 March 2008 — present
Incumbent
Designated heir:
Prince Antoine
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Ferdinand III
— TITULAR —
King of the Two Sicilies
(Castro claimant)

2008 — present
* Reason for succession failure *
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy 
Incumbent
Designated heir:
Prince Antoine of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Preceded by
Prince Pedro,
Duke of Noto
Line of succession to the
throne of the Two Sicilies
(Calabria line)

2nd position
Succeeded by
Prince Antoine of
Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Preceded by
Pedro de Borbon-dos
Sicilias y Landaluce
Line of succession to
the French throne (Legitimist)

c. 26th position
Succeeded by
Adrian de Bourbon

Template:Princes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Persondata
NAME Carlo Of Castro, Duke, Prince
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION
DATE OF BIRTH 24 February 1963
PLACE OF BIRTH Saint-Raphaël, France
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH


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