Royal wedding in Sicily: Prince Don Jaime of Bourbon will marry Lady Charlotte in Monreale

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Italy is about to experience its third royal wedding in a few months. After the double Roman royal wedding – protagonists in July lady Kitty Spencer, then on September 18 Maria Astrid del Liechtenstein – the Sicilian royal wedding arrives.

Saturday 25 September Prince Don Jaime of Bourbon, 27 years old, eldest son of the seven children of Pietro di Borbone and Donna Sofia Landaluce y Melgarejo, will marry in the Cathedral of Monreale, a town on the outskirts of Palermo, Scottish noblewoman Lady Charlotte Diana Lindesay-Bethune, 28 years old, youngest daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay. In 1931 Jaime’s great-grandparents (Henri of France and Isabelle of Brazil) got married at Palazzo Orleans in Palermo.

Few details of the wedding have leaked. Approximately two hundred guests between noble relatives and friends and it seems that after the religious ceremony in the Duomo everyone will move to the Ars gardens for an aperitif, and then reach Palazzo Mazzarino where the royal lunch will be held.

Don Jaime delle Due Sicilie and Lady Charlotte announced their engagement last May. The future husband, Duke of Noto, direct descendant of Francesco II, the last king of the Two Sicilies, currently lives in Paris. A law degree and a master’s degree in business administration, director of a venture capital fund since 2018, speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian. There future bride, an Oxford graduate, currently works at Citibank in London. Both very much reserved (neither of them has a social profile) are living their love as far as possible from media attention: “I love anonymity,” the prince told Vanity Fair.

Great party in the Bourbon House Due Sicilie. the Duke and Duchess of Calabria announced the …

Posted by Real Circolo Francesco II di Borbone/Royal Club Francis II of Bourbon on Friday, May 15, 2020

Until recently Jaime was in all the rankings that listed the golden bachelors of the European royal houses. And this, for the Duke of Noto and his fiancée, was a constant source of “jokes and jokes”. But Jaime’s name is about to be crossed off the list. From 25 September, with the Sicilian royal wedding, he will become a married man.

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