Chantal de Chevron-Villette

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Princess Chantal
Duchess of Castro
Spouse Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
Issue Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Princess Anne, Baroness Cochin
Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro
Full name
French: Chantal Françoise Marie Camille
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Joseph-Pierre de Chevron, Count of Villette
Mother Marie de Colbert-Cannet
Born (1925-01-10)10 January 1925
Le Cannet-des-Maures, Var, France
Died 24 May 2005(2005-05-24) (aged 80)
Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Religion Roman Catholic

Chantal Françoise Marie Camille de Chevron-Villette[1][2] (10 January 1925 in Le Cannet-des-Maures, Var, France[1][2] – 24 May 2005 in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, France[1][2]) was the wife of Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro,[1][2] claimant to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Through her marriage to Ferdinand, Chantal was the Duchess consort of Calabria and titular Queen consort of the Two Sicilies.


Chantal was the daughter of Joseph-Pierre de Chevron, Count of Villette and his wife Marie de Colbert-Cannet.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

Chantal married Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, only son of Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro and his wife Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska, on 23 July 1949 in Giez.[1][2] Chantal and Ferdinand had three children:[1][2]

∞ Prince Charles Napoléon on 19 December 1978 in Paris; divorced in 1989
  • Princess Anne Marie Caroline Carmen of the Two Sicilies (born 24 April 1957 in Saint-Raphaël)[1][2]
∞ Jacques Cochin, Baron Cochin on 9 September 1977 in Roquebrune-sur-Argens
  • Nicolas Cochin (born 21 January 1979)
  • Dorothée Cochin (born 10 June 1985)
Camilla Crociani on 31 October 1998 in Monte Carlo
  • Princess Maria-Carolina of the Two Sicilies (born 23 June 2003)
  • Princess Maria Chiara of the Two Sicilies (born 1 January 2005)

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 10 January 1925 – 23 July 1949: Chantal de Chevron-Villette
  • 23 July 1949 – 1966: Her Royal Highness Princess Chantal of the Two Sicilies
  • 1966 – 24 May 2005: Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Castro



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Darryl Lundy (30 July 2005). "Chantal Françoise Marie Camille de Chevron-Villette". Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Chevron family
Born: 10 January 1925 Died: 24 May 2005
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Duchess of Castro
1966 – 24 May 2005
Succeeded by
Camilla Crociani
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
1966 – 24 May 2005
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Camilla Crociani