Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

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Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Princess Béatrice Napoléon
Spouse Charles Napoléon
Issue Princess Caroline
Prince Jean-Christophe
Full name
French: Béatrice Marie Caroline Louise Françoise
House House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
House of Bonaparte
Father Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
Mother Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Born (1950-06-16) 16 June 1950 (age 64)
Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Béatrice Marie Caroline Louise Françoise of Bourbon-Two Sicilies[1][2] (born 16 June 1950 in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France[1][2]) is the eldest daughter of Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro, Castro-line claimant to the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and his wife Chantal de Chevron-Villette.[1][2] Béatrice was also titled as Princess Napoléon through her marriage to Charles Napoléon, later titular Emperor of the French as Napoléon VII, Prince Imperial. Her younger brother, Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, is the current Castro-line claimant to the Head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Since 2014 Princess Béatrice has served as Grand Chancellor of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Béatrice married Charles Napoléon, eldest son of Prince Louis Napoléon and his wife Alix de Foresta, on 19 December 1978 in Paris, France.[1][2] Charles was the great-great-grand-nephew of Napoleon I of France, founder of the Imperial House of France. The couple divorced in 1989.[1][2]

Béatrice and Charles had two children:[1]

Titles, styles, honours and arms[edit]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 16 June 1950 – 19 December 1978: Her Royal Highness Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 19 December 1978 – 2 May 1989: Her Imperial Highness Princess Béatrice Napoléon, Princess Imperial, Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 2 May 1989–present: Her Royal Highness Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Darryl Lundy (10 May 2003). "Beatrice di Borbone, Principessa di Borbone delle Due Sicilie". thePeerage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Paul Theroff. "TWO SICILIES". Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  3. ^ Erede di Napoleone si sposa nel Cilento
  4. ^ Descendants of Leopold I, King of Belgium