Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

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Princess Béatrice
Born (1950-06-16) 16 June 1950 (age 66)
Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
Spouse Charles Napoléon
(m. 1978; div. 1989)
Issue Princess Caroline
Prince Jean-Christophe
Full name
French: Béatrice Marie Caroline Louise Françoise
House Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Father Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro
Mother Chantal de Chevron-Villette
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 and honours[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • 16 June 1950 – 19 December 1978: Her Royal Highness Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
  • 19 December 1978 – 2 May 1989: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Béatrice Napoléon
  • 2 May 1989 – present: Her Royal Highness Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies[4]

Honours[edit]

Ancestry[edit]

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