The 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, celebrated in 2013, was not only the commemoration of an historical event of Christianity, but also the occasion on which the two branches of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, divided over several decades, have united, and through so doing put an end to familial disputes and misunderstandings. On the common initiative of HRH Prince Don Carlo of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro, and HRH Prince Don Pedro of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto, also representing his august Father HRH Prince Don Carlos of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria and Infante of Spain, it was agreed to restore and develop in a spirit of familial and dynastic reconciliation those feelings of mutual respect, sincere cohesion and deep affection that have characterised the admirable history of the Royal Family of Bourbon Two Sicilies over past centuries.
25/01/2013 (Naples) Beatification of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Cristina of Savoy
TRH the Duke and Duchess of Noto, The Duchess of Calabria, the Duke and Du-chess of Castro, the Duke of Capua, the Duchesses of Palermo and Capri, Archdu-chess Maria and Archduke Simeon of Austria, Princess Ines de Borbon Dos Si-cilias de Carelli Palombi, Princess Beatrice de Bourbon-Deux Siciles, Prince Casimiro di Borbone-Due Sicilie and his sons Prince Luigi Alfonso and the Rev Alessandro di Borbone - Due Sicilie, the Duke of Bra-ganza, Archduke Martin of Austria, the Duke of Aosta and Princess Maria Ga-briella di Savoia, attended the Beatification and afterwards paid ho-mage at the tomb of the Blessed Queen.
Queen Maria Cristina was the first wife of King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies and mother of the last reigning King, Francis II.
16 January 2013
Today is the Seventy-Fifth Birthday of His Royal Highness the Infante de España Don Carlos Maria Alfonso de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Borbón-Parma, Duke of Calabria, Count of Caserta, Head of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, Grand Master of the Illustrious Royal Order of Saint Januarius, Grand Master of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, doyen of the Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Grand Cross of Military Merit with White Distinction, Grand Cross of Naval Merit, Grand Cross of Agricultural Merit, Grand Commander of the Military Order of Alcántara, President of the Council of the four Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcántara and Montesa, Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Riband (grand cross) of the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, Grand Cross of the Order of Karageorgevich of Yugoslavia, Grand Cross of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa, Grand Cross of the Order of Albert the Bear of Anhalt, etc, Maestrante de Sevilla, Zaragoza, Granada, Valencia y Ronda, Protector of the Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid, Member of the Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Cataluña and the Cofradía del Santo Cáliz de Valencia,Patron-President of the Foundation de las Ordenes Militares Hospital de Santiago de Cuenca, etc.
HRH the Infante Don Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Head of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies, has been pleased to confer the title of Duke of Capua (Duca di Capua) on his eldest grandson, HRH Prince Don Jaime of the Two Sicilies, in a decree dated 6 May 2013
HM the King, high patron, accords an audience to HRH the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y Borbón-Parma, President of the Spanish Foundation Committee of the United World College, along with members of the committee of patronage and alumni