H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria and Duchess of Palermo
Her Royal Highness was born in Rome on June 23rd 2003 and currently lives between Paris, Monte Carlo and Rome.
Maria Carolina has always attended private lessons with various personal tutors. She used to follow the International Cambridge Educational system and the CNED course under strict supervision and control of the Department of Education of Monaco before graduating in March 2020. Her Royal Highness was a year ahead in the schooling system.
She speaks, writes and reads in six languages fluently (English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian).
ROYAL ENGAGEMENTS & ACTIVITIES
Maria Carolina plays various sports such as tennis, dancing, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, mono waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing and windsurfing.
She loves fashion and art, and attends a drama school to study acting and dramatic arts.
Moreover, last year Princess Maria Carolina performed with her sister Princess Maria Chiara an acrobatic duo dance in front of over 1000 people at an auditorium in Monaco.
Since her childhood, she has been attending multiple public events with her parents, HRH Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Master of the Constantinian Order of Saint George and Head of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies, the Family who reigned over the South of Italy for over 150 years, and her mother, HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies.
HRH Princess Maria Carolina is and has always been an active supporter of the Order’s initiatives all over the world.
She is also Ambassador of the Passion Sea Project (a nonprofit Organization internationally promoting the respect and preservation of our waters through education and creativity) and was decorated by the Monaco and Italian Red Cross.
Moreover, Her Royal Highness takes part in the No Finish Line, a charitable event under HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco’s sponsorship in Monte Carlo.
She supports, between others, the Ocean 1 project, the UNICEF and the Italian Association “Salvamamme”.
Maria Carolina cares a lot about animals and nature. She has previously adopted animals in danger and helped them with their recovery and well being. Two types of orchids were named and registered by the Princess and her sister Maria Chiara at the famous National Orchid Garden in Singapore.
A rose, grown at the Italian school “Istituto Tecnico Agrario” in Caronia (Sicily), was named in honor of Princess Maria Carolina.
In 2014, Princess Maria Carolina made her film début in a movie with the actress Nicole Kidman, “Grace of Monaco”.
Princess Maria Carolina also supports “Les Anges Gardiens of Monaco” , an association to help people in need in Nice, as well as the “Action Innocence Monaco” Association.
In 2016 and in 2018 she took part in the UN event “March in March” organized by the UN Women for Peace Association in New York.
In 2018 she was given the “Blessed Queen Maria Cristina Award” for her international humanitarian support.
That same year HRH Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies made her modeling debut wearing the latest Chopard Haute Joaillerie creations and working with high end brands such as Louis Vuitton and Pucci.
Her Royal Highness attended the 75th edition of Venice Film Festival in 2018, where she appeared for the first time on its Red Carpet.