Thursday, June 3, 2021

Prince Charles-Emmanuel of Bourbon-Parma Turns Sixty

Prince Charles-Emmanuel.

Today, Prince Charles-Emmanuel of Bourbon-Parma celebrates his sixtieth birthday!

Princess Yolande de Broglie-Revel and Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma on their wedding day.

Born on 3 June 1961 at Paris, Prince Charles-Emmanuel Marie Joseph Jacques Hély of Bourbon-Parma was the fifth child and second son of Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma (1926-2018) and Princess Yolande de Broglie-Revel (1928-2014), who married in 1951. Charles-Emmanuel has four older siblings from his parents' marriage: Prince Eric (1953-2021), Princess Inès (1952-1981), Princess Sybil (b.1954), and Princess Victoire (1957-2001). Charles-Emmanuel's parents divorced in 1999. Afterward, his father Michel married long-time companion Princess Maria Pia of Savoy in 2003.

Prince Charles-Emmanuel and Princess Constance on the day of their religious wedding.

On 18 May 1991, Prince Charles-Emmanuel of Bourbon-Parma civilly married Constance de Ravinel (b.Boulogne-Billancourt 18 July 1970). Charles-Emmanuel and Constance celebrated their religious wedding on 25 May 1991 at Dampierre. Constance was the daughter of Baron Yves de Ravinel and his wife Countess Alexe de Castellane. 

Charles-Emmanuel and Constance of Bourbon-Parma with their children.

Prince Charles-Emmanuel and Princess Constance of Bourbon-Parma have had four children during their thirty years of marriage: Prince Amaury (b.1991), Princess Charlotte (b.1993), Princess Elisabeth (b.1996), and Princess Zita (b.1999). 

Many happy returns of the day to Prince Charles-Emmanuel!

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