Her Royal Highness was born in Rome on January 1st 2005 and currently lives between Paris, Monte Carlo and Rome.
Maria Chiara 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 at only fifteen in March 2020.
Her Royal Highness was two years 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 Chiara plays various sports such as tennis, dancing, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, sailing and windsurfing.
Her Royal Highness won some medals in judo contests and several tennis trophies at the MonteCarlo Country Club.
She also plays the piano.
Princess Maria Chiara loves fashion, modelling, photography, painting and singing, and attends a drama school to study acting and dramatic arts.
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 Chiara is and has always been an active supporter of the Order’s initiatives all over the world.
She is 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 Chiara cares a lot about animals and nature. Indeed, she has adopted animals in danger from an animal welfare organization, and helped them with their recovery and well-being.
In 2014, Princess Maria Chiara made her film début in the movie “Grace of Monaco” with the actress Nicole Kidman.
Princess Maria Chiara 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 again two years later, in 2018) she took part in the UN event “March in March” organized by the UN Women for Peace Association in New York.
In November 2017 HRH Princess Maria Chiara completed an internship at the Monaco Red Cross, learning the first step in first aid.
In 2018 she was given the “Blessed Queen Maria Cristina Award” for her international humanitarian support.
Her Royal Highness attended the 75th edition of Venice Film Festival in 2018, where she appeared for the first time on its Red Carpet with her mother HRH Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies.
Princess Chiara also participated in the Festival of Cannes in May 2022.
In April 2019 completed an internship at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
HRH Princess Maria Chiara is very committed to animal protection. On this subject, in September 2022 she visited the headquarters of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)France, in Paris, in order to develop together new humanitarian projects that can support animals as well as defend the environment.
During the month of October 2022 she has collaborated with the Italian Red Cross. Thanks to the Constantinian Order, which had made it possible to collect funds and then to buy more than 30 tons of non-perishable goods as well as personal hygiene products, which were then sent to Ukraine through the Red Cross.
In November 2022 Princess Chiara, together with her father and sister, awarded several scholarships to support many needy students in their academic careers at the Institut Sainte-Marie Anthony in Paris. This is the traditional awarding of the Saint-George scholarships, one of the various charitable activities of her family’s foundation, the Constantinian Order of Saint George.