Chantal de Chevron-Villette

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Duchess of Castro
Princess of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Coat of Arms of Chantal, Duchess of Castro.svg
Born(1925-01-10)10 January 1925
Le Cannet-des-Maures, France
Died24 May 2005(2005-05-24) (aged 80)
Suresnes, France
SpousePrince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
IssuePrincess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro
Full name
French: Chantal Françoise Marie Camille
FatherJoseph-Pierre de Chevron-Villette
MotherMarie de Colbert
ReligionRoman Catholic

Chantal Françoise Marie Camille de Chevron-Villette (10 January 1925 in Le Cannet-des-Maures, France – 24 May 2005 in Suresnes, France) was the wife of Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, a Bourbon prince and claimant to headship of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, which was deposed in 1860.[1]


Chantal was the daughter of Joseph-Pierre de Chevron-Villette, member of a French comital family, and his wife, Marie de Colbert-Cannet.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

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

wed Charles, Prince Napoléon (born 19 October 1950) on 19 December 1978 in Paris; divorced in 1989[1]
wed Éric Quérénet-Onfroy de Breville (born 20 June 1971) on 19 September 2009 in Castellabate nel Cilento, Italy
  • Elvire Quérénet-Onfroy de Breville (born in 2010)
  • Augustin Quérénet-Onfroy de Breville (born in 2013)
  • Princess Anne Marie Caroline Carmen of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (born 24 April 1957 in Saint-Raphaël)
wed Jacques Cochin (born 23 March 1951) on 9 September 1977 in Roquebrune-sur-Argens; divorced
  • Nicolas Cochin (born 21 January 1979)
  • Dorothée Cochin (born 10 June 1985)
wed Camilla Crociani (born 5 April 1971) on 31 October 1998 in Monte Carlo

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 10 January 1925 – 23 July 1949: Chantal de Chevron-Villette
  • 23 July 1949 – 13 January 1973: Her Royal Highness Princess Chantal of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 13 January 1973 – 24 May 2005: Her Royal Highness Princess Chantal, Duchess of Castro




  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürstliche Häuser, Band XIV. "Bourbon". C.A. Starke Verlag, 1991, pp. 8, 10. ISBN 3-7980-0700-4
  2. ^ "Photographic image" (JPG). Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  3. ^ "HRH The Duchess of Calabria invested into the Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George". 1 October 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
House of Chevron-Villette
Born: 10 January 1925 Died: 24 May 2005
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Duchess of Castro
13 January 1973 – 24 May 2005
Succeeded by
Camilla Crociani
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Countess Maria Carolina Zamoyska
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
13 January 1973 – 24 May 2005
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by
Camilla Crociani