Tatiana Santo Domingo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Santo Domingo and the second or maternal family name is Rechulski.
Tatiana Casiraghi
Born Tatiana Santo Domingo
(1983-11-24) 24 November 1983 (age 31)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Paris, France[1]
Nationality American
Net worth US$ 2.2 billion (2015)[1]
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Andrea Casiraghi
Children Alexandre Casiraghi
India Casiraghi
Parent(s) Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr.
Vera Rechulski

Tatiana Casiraghi (née Santo Domingo; born on 24 November 1983) is an heiress and socialite married to Andrea Casiraghi, the eldest son of the Princess of Hanover and fourth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. She is the 847th wealthiest person in the world and has a net worth of 2.2 billion US dollars.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Tatiana Santo Domingo was born on 24 November 1983 in New York and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, and Paris, France. Her father Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. was the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo, who was cited as the second richest man in Colombia by Forbes in 2011.[2] Her mother Vera Rechulski is a former Brazilian socialite from São Paulo, who has a boutique in Paris that sells Indian antiques.[3] Tatiana Santo Domingo has a younger brother, Julio Mario Santo Domingo III, born in 1985.

After attending the International School of Geneva, Santo Domingo was educated at a boarding school in Fontainebleau, near Paris, where she met her future husband Andrea Casiraghi.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2011, Santo Domingo launched, in partnership with Dana Alikhani, the fashion venture Muzungu Sisters, which focuses on ethical business practices that allow them support local artisans, buy handmade garments at a fair price and then sell them. Their brand has been supported by other socialites, such as Eugenie Niarchos, Margherita Missoni and Gaia Repossi.[5]

Santo Domingo supports several charity organizations, most notably the Motrice Foundation,[6] which funds research into cerebral palsy and which her husband Andrea Casiraghi also supports.[7] In August 2006 she and Casiraghi paid a visit to Manila on behalf of a joint venture of the World Association of Children's Friends and the Virlanie Foundation.[8]

Personal and media life[edit]

In July 2012, Princess Caroline released a statement announcing that Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo became engaged after a seven–year relationship.[9][10] Prior to their wedding, she had already accompanied Casiraghi at some of most important social events in Monaco, such as the Rose Ball,[11] the enthronement of Prince Albert II, the Monaco Grand Prix[12] and the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock.[13]

On 6 November, Santo Domingo announced to La Voz Libre that she was expecting a baby.[14][15] She gave birth to a boy, a son named Alexandre Andrea Stefano[16] "Sasha" Casiraghi, on 21 March 2013, in London, England.[17] As his parents were not married at the time of birth, he was not then included in the Monegasque line of succession. However, due to their subsequent marriage their son currently occupies the fifth position in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.

Casiraghi and Santo Domingo were married in a civil ceremony in the Princely Palace of Monaco on August 31, 2013. A religious ceremony was later held in Gstaad, Switzerland, on February 1, 2014.[18] Their second child, India Casiraghi, was born in London on 12 April 2015.[19] She currently occupies the sixth position in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.

Santo Domingo is known for her unique fashion sense, which varies from an elegant style to a vintage, boho-chic, hippie one. She cites Loulou de la Falaise as her style idol.[20] She is fluent in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese and Italian. She is close friends with socialites such as Charlotte Casiraghi,[21] Eugenie Niarchos, Gaia Repossi, Dana Alikhani, and Teresa and Margherita Missoni.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "#847 Tatiana Casiraghi" (The World's Billionaires). Forbes. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "The World's Billionaires: Who's Making Money Right Now". Forbes. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Santo Domingos: A portrait of a Latin American dynasty – Vera Rechulski". Univision Noticias. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "10 Socialites You Must Know". Jet Set Socialite. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "The new wave of It European Girls". Hello. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Santo Domingos: A portrait of a Latin American dynasty – Tatiana Santo Domingo". Univision Noticias. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Andrea Casiraghi supports the Fondation Motrice". La Fondation Motrice. 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Andrea Casiraghi sigue los pasos de su madre en las labores humanitarias". ¡Hola! (in Spanish). 24 August 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  9. ^ CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57466397-10391698/son-of-monacos-princess-caroline-getting-married/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Carolina de Mónaco: 'Tengo la alegría de anunciar el enlace de mi hijo mayor, Andrea Casiraghi, y Tatiana Santo Domingo'". ¡Hola! (in Spanish). 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  11. ^ "Monaco Rose Ball, Moroccan Style". The Royal Forums. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Monaco Royals at the F1 Grand Prix". Royalty in the News. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "La familia real de Mónaco, anfitriona de los invitados de la realeza en la esperada boda del principado". ¡Hola! (in Spanish). 2 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  14. ^ http://www.lavozlibre.com/noticias/ampliar/664992/tatiana-santo-domingo-embarazada-carolina-de-monaco-sera-abuela
  15. ^ http://www.rivieratimes.com/index.php/monaco-article/items/new-addition-to-monaco-royals.html
  16. ^ Bunte p.31, October 10, 2013.
  17. ^ "Caroline di Monaco, nonna meraviglia a Saint Tropez". Oggi. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  18. ^ Bergin, Olivia (3 February 2014). "Tatiana Santo Domingo gets married in Valentino couture wedding gown". The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Caroline de Monaco annonce la naissance de sa petite-fille". Paris Match (in French). 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  20. ^ Cardinale, Stephanie (September 2010). "The 2010 International Best-Dressed List – Tatiana Santo Domingo". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  21. ^ "Charlotte loves Chanel: Monaco royal takes a front row seat at Paris Fashion Week". Hello. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  22. ^ "Fashion elite flock to Margherita Missoni's gypsy-inspired wedding". Hello. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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