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
House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
COA Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.PNG
Charles VII of Naples and V of Sicily
Children
Princess Maria Josefa
Maria Luisa, Holy Roman Empress
Infante Philip, Duke of Calabria
Charles IV of Spain
Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Principe Gabriele
Principe Antonio Pasquale
Principe Francesco Saverio
Ferdinand I
Children
Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress
Maria Luisa, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Prince Carlo Tito, Duke of Calabria
Princess Maria Anna
Francis I of the Two Sicilies
Maria Cristina, Queen of Sardinia
Princess Maria Cristina Amelia
Prince Gennaro
Prince Giuseppe
Maria Amalia, Queen of the French
Maria Antonia, Princess of Asturias
Princess Maria Clotilde
Princess Maria Henrietta
Leopoldo, Prince of Salerno
Prince Alberto
Princess Maria Isabella
Francesco I
Children
Princess Caroline, Duchess of Berry
Prince Ferdinand
Princess Luisa Carlotta, Infanta of Spain
Maria Christina, Queen of Spain
Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies
Charles Ferdinand, Prince of Capua
Prince Leopold, Count of Syracuse
Maria Antonia, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Prince Antonio, Count of Lecce
Princess Maria Amalia
Princess Maria Carolina, Countess of Montemolin
Teresa Cristina, Empress of Brazil
Prince Louis, Count of Aquila
Prince Francis, Count of Trapani
Ferdinand II
Children
Francis II of the Two Sicilies
Prince Louis, Count of Trani
Prince Albert Maria, Count of Castrogiovanni
Prince Alfonso, Count of Caserta
Maria Annunciata, Archduchess Charles Louis of Austria
Maria Immaculata, Archduchess Karl Salvator of Austria
Prince Gaetan, Count of Girgenti
Prince Giuseppe, Count of Lucera
Maria Pia, Duchess of Parma
Prince Vincenzo, Count of Melazzo
Prince Pasquale, Count of Bari
Maria Luisa, Countess of Bardi
Prince Januarius, Count of Caltagirone
Francis II
Children
Princess Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies
Alfonso
Children
Prince Ferdinand Pius, Duke of Calabria
Prince Carlos
Prince Francesco di Paola
Princess Maria Immacolata
Princess Maria Cristina
Princess Maria delle Grazie
Princess Maria Giuseppina
Prince Gennaro
Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro
Prince Filippo
Prince Francesco d'Assisi
Prince Gabriel
Ferdinando Pio
Children
Princess Maria Antonietta
Princess Maria Cristina
Prince Ruggiero Maria, Duke of Noto
Princess Barbara
Princess Lucia, Duchess of Genoa
Princess Urraca

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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