H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro
H.R.H. Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Castro, is the daughter of industrialist Italian Eng. Camillo Crociani and Mrs. Edoarda Vesel and was born in Rome on 5 April 1971. She lived her childhood in Switzerland, France and Mexico and studied for 15 years in New York at Marymount High School and at New York University.H.R.H. Princess Camilla has been married since 1998 with H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, head of the Royal House and Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. They live with Their family and two daughters Princess Maria Carolina, Duchess of Calabria and Palermo, and Princess Maria Chiara, Duchess of Capri in Rome, Monaco and Paris. The Princess is fluent in Italian, French, English, Spanish and Japanese. Her Royal Highness plays a prominent role in the national and international activities of the dynastic orders of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies especially those that relate to charitable and humanitarian assistance of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, based in Naples and Rome, with several delegations worldwide. The Princess is also active in other major charities, including UNICEF and the Red Cross, the Olave Baden-Powell Society, AMADE, the Association "Monaco Against Autism," Amitié sans Frontières and the Princess Grace Foundation. The Princess also supports important cultural and sports events and is actively involved in the struggle for the preservation of endangered animals, designing a new collaboration with the important foundation "Jacques Rougerie" sponsored by the Institut de France. The Princess is also President of the Friends of the Scientific Center of Monaco “CSM”.
The Princess is also very active in Her family business, involving financial activities, and working in the fields of defense, aerospace, and home-land security.
H.R.H. Princess Camilla has received the following awards and honors including:
1. Dame Grand Cross of Justice of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George.
2. Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis I.
3. Dame Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
4. Dame Grand Cross with Silver Star of the Royal order of Danilo I (Montenegro).
5. Dame Grand Cross of the Most Devoted Household Order of the Royal House of Tonga.
6. Recognition of "The Freedom of The City of London" the Court and Council of London.
7. Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Saint Isabel – Royal House of Bragança
8. Dame Grand Cross (DGCN) of the most distinguished Order – Antigua and Barbuda
On 3 March 2016, the Princess received the prestigious Humanitarian Award from the UN Women for Peace Association, awarded to her for "her intense social activity on behalf of disadvantaged children." This association, founded in 2008, is responsible for supporting the projects and objectives of the United Nations that offer opportunities for women to participate in the construction of global peace, through social, cultural and educational programs.