This Saturday, September 25, a real wedding with Spanish flavor will take place in Sicily: that of Prince Jaime de Borbón-Dos Sicilias Landaluce, Duke of Noto and firstborn of the Duke of Calabria, which is the current head of the house of the two Sicilias, although he maintains an old dispute with the Duke of Castro by the Head of the Dynasty. The bride is the British aristocrat Charlotte Lundesay-Bethun, daughter of the Count of Lundesay, outstanding politician and member of the House of Lords.
The religious ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of Palermo and the banquet at the Palace of the Normans, ancient royal palace, which was home to the ancient Bourbon monarchs of the two Sicilias. At the link, the kings of Spain, Felipe and Letizia are invited, as well as their parents, Juan Carlos and Sofia and the infantas Elena and Cristina, because they have with the Calabria narrow family ties since Don Juan Carlos was cousin brother of the boyfriend's grandfather, Infante Don Carlos, died in 2015.
Jaime and Charlotte are the same age, 28 years, have been taking three years of courtship and both are dedicated to the world of finance: the boyfriend, law degree and Master in Business Administration by EI, directs a venture capital fund, Plug and Play, and his future wife works at the Citibank in London.
A peculiar situation resulting from the complicated courtship that in 1991, with 18 and 23 years old, began their parents, Pedro de Bourbon two Sicilias and the aristocrat Sofia Landaluce Melgarejo, Biznieta del Duque de San Fernando de Quiroga, whose family has important farms in La Mancha . Pedro's father, former Duke of Calabria, did not accept Sofia for not being real blood, because she feared that an unequal marriage threatened the condition of her first-born as head of the house two sicilias, given the dynastic confrontation that maintained since the decade of the 60s with the Branch of the Duke of Castro.
Not even the birth of the first parent of the couple, Jaime, who came to the world in June 1993, managed to double the opposition of his grandfather to the wedding, which remained until the grandson turned seven to seven years. Finally achieved consent, the link was held in March 2001 at the Jan Madrid Gate Club and attended Prince Felipe, very friend of the boyfriend, who exercised witness and the sisters of him the infantas Elena and Cristina.
The time gave the reason for Pedro de Borbón and Sofia Landaluce, whose solid Union was reinforced with the birth of six more children: Juan (18), Pablo (17), Peter (14), Sofia (13), Blanca (10) and Mary (6). The family resides in La Toledana, the Finca de los Calabria in Playa del Bullaque (Ciudad Real), where the couple initially took refuge to live their forbidden love under the protection of their paternal grandmother, the deceased Infanta Alicia. There the Duke of Calabria, who is an engineer of Montes, manages the Toledana and other farms such as La Dehesa de la Higuera and El Crespo, the latter half with the Landaluce family, which given its great cinegetic wealth also exploded for huntsUpdated Date: 23 September 2021, 22:06