Saturday, September 25, 2021

The Palermo Wedding of Prince Jaime and Princess Charlotte, Duke and Duchess of Noto!

The Duke and Duchess of Noto.
Photo (c) Real Casa di Borbone Due Sicilie.

Today, 25 September, Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto, and Lady Charlotte Diana Lindesay-Bethune were married at the Duomo di Monreale in Palermo, Italy. The Duke of Noto is the eldest son and heir of Prince Pedro, Duke of Calabria, and Princess Sofía, Duchess of Calabria. The Duchess of Noto is the daughter of James Randolph Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay, and the Countess of Lindsay (née Diana Mary Chamberlayne-Macdonald). 

The joint monogram of Prince Jaime and Princess Charlotte of Bourbon-Two Siclies.
Photo (c) Real Casa di Borbone Due Sicilie.

Members of the Austrian, Bulgarian, French, and Bourbon-Parma families were in attendance in addition to a large list of noble families from Italy, Sicily, Spain, and Germany. The Constantinian Order of St George ably handled the organisation of this grand royal wedding; members of the Order of Malta were on sight to provide medical service if needed. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Noto took place in Palermo ninety years after that of Prince Jaime's great-grandparents, the Count and Countess of Paris.

The wedding portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Noto with their families.
Photo (c) Real Casa di Borbone Due Sicilie.
After the wedding, a reception was held at the Palazzo dei Normanni. The Duke and Duchess of Noto are both descendants of King George II of Great Britain; the bride is also a descendant of King Charles II. Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Noto, wore a fringe diamond tiara with a pearl finish, which comes from her family, to match her diamond and pearl drop earrings.

The joint coat of arms of the Duke and Duchess of Noto.
Photo (c) Real Casa di Borbone Due Sicilie.

If you would like to watch footage from the royal wedding, many videos are available on the Facebook Page of the Real Circolo Francesco II di Borbone/Royal Club Francis II of Bourbon.

Our congratulations to Prince Jaime and Princess Charlotte on their wedding!

1 comment:

  1. The arrangements were coordinated by officials of the Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio; the Mass was celebrated by the Grand Prior, Cardinal Müller and His Holiness the Pope was represented by Cardinal Mamberti, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Segnatura, who read a message from the Pope.

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