Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro

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Princess Camilla
Duchess of Castro
Born (1971-04-05) 5 April 1971 (age 45)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Spouse Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro (m. 1998)
Issue Princess Maria Carolina, Duchess of Palermo
Princess Maria Chiara, Duchess of Capri
House Bourbon-Two Sicilies (by marriage)[citation needed]
Father Camillo Crociani
Mother Eduarda Vessel
Religion Roman Catholic

Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro (born Camilla Crociani on April 1971 in Rome, Lazio, Italy) is the wife of Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, a claimant to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

Styles of
The Duchess of Castro
Reference style Her Royal Highness
Spoken style Your Royal Highness
Alternative style Ma'am


Born Camilla Crociani in Rome, she is the daughter of Italian industrialist Camillo Crociani and his wife Eduarda "Edy" Vessel Crociani, a German dancer. Princess Camilla was educated at Marymount High School before attending New York University, and has business interests around the world. She was previously active in equestrian sports. The Duchess is fluent in Italian, French, English, Spanish and Japanese. The Duchess has one sibling, Cristiana. [1] The Duchess is very active in the promotion of the charitable, humanitarian and inter-religious activities of the Constantinian Order in Italy and across the world.

Marriage and family[edit]

She married Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, at the time heir apparent to the disputed headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, on 31 October 1998 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.[2] After her marriage she was styled Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Calabria. Princess Camilla and her husband have two daughters.[1]

On 20 March 2008 her father-in-law Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Castro died and her husband succeeded as a claimant to headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and became Duke of Castro. Since then Princess Camilla has been styled the Duchess of Castro.

Titles, styles, honours and awards[edit]

Styles and titles[edit]

  • 1971-1998: Miss Camilla Crociani
  • 1998-2008: Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria
  • 2008-present: Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro[3]


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  1. ^ a b "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Castro". The Constantinian Order. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ "The Royal House Today". The House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ The Duchess of Castro - website of the House of Bourbon Two Sicilies
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i, Page in which Camilla's titles and orders are listed
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Camilla Crociani
Born: 5 April 1971
Italian nobility
Preceded by
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Duchess of Castro
20 March 2008 – present
Succeeded by
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Chantal de Chevron-Villette
Queen consort of the Two Sicilies
20 March 2008 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Italian Unification under the House of Savoy
Succeeded by