HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE CHARLES OF BOURBON TWO SICILIES, DUKE OF CASTRO
HRH Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies is the 18th Duke of Castro, 10th Grand Master of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius, 9th Grand Master of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit, 54th Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, 9th Grand Master of the Royal Military Order of Saint George of the Reunion and the 8th Grand Master of the Royal Order of Francis I.
As Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George he promotes and directs the humanitarian, cultural and international activities of this ancient knightly order.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, was born in Saint Raphaël in France, on 24 February 1963.
The Duke of Castro completed his studies at the Institute of the Marist Fathers in Toulon, at the Collège Stanislas in Nice and later studied at the Université Internationale Libre in Paris.
The work experiences of His Royal Highness include three years as head of a major public relations firm in New York. On his return to Europe, he worked at an executive for various large Italian industries and firms.
On 31 October 1998 he married Her Royal Highness Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro. (born Crociani). From the marriage two daughters were born: H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Palermo (23 June 2003) and H.R.H. Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Capri (1 January 2005), both born in Rome.
The Royal Family lives between Rome, Monte Carlo and Paris. The Duke of Castro is fluent in Italian, French and English.
The Duke of Castro has also many honours, among which are: Knight Grand Cross of Merit of the Italian Republic (Italian Republic), Bailiff Knight Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), Grand Cross Special Class of the Order pro Merito Melitensi (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), Knight Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of Saint Agatha (Serene Republic of San Marino), Grand Officer of the Order of Grimaldi (Principality of Monaco), Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Antigua and Barbuda), Dominica Award of Honour (The Commonwealth of Dominica), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of San Juan (Republic of Colombia), The George Kastrioti Scanderbeg Order (Republic of Albania), The Mother Teresa Humanitarian Medal (Republic of Kosovo), Knight Grand Cross of the National Order of Juan Mora Fernandez (Republic of Costa Rica), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Vasco Nunez Balboa (Republic of Panama), Knight Grand Cross of the Most Devoted Royal Household Order (Kingdom of Tonga), Syrian Order of Outstanding Merit (First Class) (Syrian Arab Republic), Lebanese Order of Merit (Extraordinary Class) (Lebanese Republic), Order of Unification – 22 May (First Class with Collar) (Republic of Yemen), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus (Royal House of Savoy), Knight Grand Cross with Silver Star of the Royal Order of Danilo I (Royal House of Montenegro), Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa (Royal House of Bragança), Knight Grand Cross of the Patriarchal Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem (Melkite Greek Catholic Church).