Princess “Barbie” Chiara and her romance with Prince Christian are causing a stir in St. Tropez

It’s a connection made in little royal heaven; With families at odds, impending jail time and even an Italian heiress named “Barbie” – that’s all there is to talk about on the Côte d’Azur.

Prince Christian of Denmark, second in line to the Scandinavian throne, and the brilliantly named Princess of Chiara of the defunct Kingdom of Bourbon-Two-Sicily may only be 18 and 17 respectively, but some are already talking about engagement – perhaps prematurely – . royal observers.

The two are family friends, with Chiara’s father – who takes the titles of Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies and Duke of Castro – also being the godfather to Prince Christian’s youngest sister Josephine.

But they are reportedly engaged in a passionate teenage romance after they were spotted making friends around the Monaco Grand Prix circuit and on the beach in St Tropez.

Princess Chiara and Prince Christian in St Tropez
Princess Chiara and Prince Christian (left, in white shirt) were spotted out and about in St Tropez after attending the Cannes Film Festival. A romance between two royals in such glamorous venues has caused quite a stir in society.

Princess Chiara and Prince Christian in St Tropez
The pair shared an ice cream cone after they were spotted socializing at the Monaco Grand Prix, causing a stir.

Prince Christian of Denmark, Princess Maria Chiara
The prince and princess are family friends who are reportedly enjoying a tumultuous teenage romance.

Two true royals haven’t – possibly – had such a glamorous romance in decades. And never before has it played out on social media.

While the Danish royals usually let their good works do the talking, Chiara and her family are regulars on Instagram (where she posted a bio, See The Good In the World) and on Tik Tok, where they share her designer wardrobes and her Jet set model lifestyles for thousands of followers.

Chiara, full title SAR la Principessa Maria Chiara di Borbone delle Due Sicilie, Duchessa di Noto e Capri, was also called “Barbie” by the Euro Society. But marrying Christian would eventually make her Queen Chiara in the very distant future.

Princess Maria Chiara (right) and Princess Maria Carolina (left) of Bourbon of Two Sicilies
Princess Chiara, 18, (right) and her 19-year-old sister, Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies, are now the most glamorous couple in European royalty and regularly take trips to the French Riviera.

Hints that it could be something serious were dropped, with Chiara telling Italian newspaper Corriere: “We’ve known each other since we were kids,” before revealing she “hopes to meet Queen Margrethe soon.”

Australian Magazine women’s Day even claims that Chiara has already met the indomitable Danish queen, who appears to be keeping a close eye on her grandson and eventual heir.

Princess Chiara (right) and her family – from left, sister Princess Maria Carolina, mother Princess Camilla and father Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro, do not own their family’s former palaces but are frequent visitors to places like the Caserta Palace in Naples .
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Crown Prince Henrik and his family in front of a church
Prince Christian (third from right) is the eldest of four children born to Crown Prince Henrik (third from left) and his wife Crown Princess Mary, an Australian of Scottish parents who met her husband in a pub in Sydney.

Prince Christian will inherit the Danish throne in the distant future: he is second in line to the throne from his grandmother Queen Margarethe II, who has reigned since 1972 at the age of 83.
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It will be interesting to know what she thinks of Chiara and her family.

After all, she has welcomed commoners into the family – Christian’s mother Mary, the Crown Princess of Denmark, is an Australian who met Frederik, heir to the Danish throne, in a pub in Sydney when he was there for the Summer Olympics 2000 to see.

However, Chiara is clearly a member of a royal family – albeit a distinctly Ruritan family.

Princess Chiara in Hungary
The Duke of Castro (second from left) and his family actively maintain their royal profile, although the family last held a throne in 1861. Earlier in the year, he and his wife Princess Camilla (second from right) took their daughters Carolina (left) and Maria (right) to bestow the title of Grand Cross of Lady of the Royal Order of Francis I on Hungary’s Katalin Novák.

The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was Italy’s largest sovereign state before the country was unified in 1861.

The island of Sicily and a large area around Naples were divided between two crowns in the Middle Ages, and when the Spanish Bourbon royal family took over both kingdoms in 1816, it became the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

Francis II of the Two Sicilies
Princess Chiara’s great-granduncle, King Francis II, was the last of the Bourbon Sicilies to actually be king. The idea that she could become Queen of Denmark has sparked interest in the possible teenage romance.
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Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen
Unlike the Bourbon Two Sicilies, Prince Christian’s family has real palaces, including the main royal residence, Amalienborg in Copenhagen.
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The Bourbons were deposed and exiled in 1861, meaning Chaira has no palace of its own, although the family are now regular visitors and treated as VIPs.

However, there is a dispute as to who exactly is the head of the Bourbon Two-Sicily family, which Queen Margarethe may wish to consider for her grandson.

Despite the lack of a palace or estates, the family cannot agree on whether Princess Barbie’s father, Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro, is the head of the royal house, or whether it is his second cousin, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria. is. (Her more distant Bourbon cousins ​​include King Felipe VI of Spain.)

Princess Chiara
The 18-year-old princess is a prolific social media poster and she and her sister are the first Euro royals to garner a huge TikTok following.

Princesses Maria Christian (left) and Maria Chiara (right) in Cannes.
The sisters are also red carpet regulars, visiting La Croisette in Cannes for the premiere of Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny at the film festival this summer.

The Duke of Castro, Chiara’s father, has also fathered only girls and announced that he will change the family rules of the primogeniture story by giving his title to a woman – Chiara’s big sister Carolina.

Prince Carlo isn’t the only one having troubles with his family; Her mother, Camilla, has fallen out with her sister over family trusts and has even been threatened with imprisonment.

Duchess Camilla, née Camilla Crocanai, is the daughter of Italian actress Edy Vessel. When Camilla’s father died, her mother set up a trust fund for her daughters Camilla and Cristiana – while also directing them to marry into royalty.

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The girls’ grandmother is Italian actress Edy Vessel, who instructed her two daughters, Camilla and Cristiana, to marry a royal family. The two daughters feuded over a trust fund; Princess Camilla was threatened with jail.

Although her father, the Duke of Castro (centre), is arguing with a cousin over who is the heir to the throne, and her mother Camilla (third from right) is at war with her own sister, Princess Chiara (between her parents), Princess Caroline (second from right) is also close to other Bourbon Sicilies, including (left) Princess Anne and (right) Princess Beatrice.

Prince Christian of Denmark.
Prince Christian’s possible romance, which could result in a princess becoming queen in the distant future, was dismissed as speculation by some but was a catnip for the European social scene.
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In 2010, Cristiana, whose marriage to another Italian prince had only lasted four months, claimed that the trust fund had been cheated out of $125 million and that the money went to Camilla.

Princess Camilla was threatened with jail for refusing to pay a court-ordered $3 million fine for failing to disclose details of her mother’s net worth.

Of course, all royal families are familiar with quarreling relatives, and Queen Margrethe may have some sympathy. Earlier this year, a very public row ensued with her second son, Prince Joachim, and his children when she was stripped of her titles. They have now settled in Washington direct current

Princess Marie of Denmark and Prince Joachim of Denmark
Despite Princess Marie and Prince Joachim’s smiles in 2013, all is not well at the Danish court. The two were stripped of their titles and those of their children by Queen Margarethe and left Denmark shortly thereafter.
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A marriage between these two families would certainly be an interesting connection, although talk of an engagement for two youngsters who haven’t even started college seems a bit premature.

“It’s a summer romance between two friends,” said royal historian Marlene Koenig. “He’s not even 18 and knows he has a whole future planned for him. the university, the military and it would be a big surprise if anything serious came out of it. But it’s still fun to speculate about.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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