Italian heiress sisters Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies reveal they’ve been filming for French TV while in St Tropez – after denying Prince Christian of Denmark dating rumours
- The Italian heiress sisters featured on a show about the lavish Côte d’Azur
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Princesses Maria Chiara and Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies may soon be adding TV personalities to their repertoires after the pair revealed they’ve been filming for French television while on holiday in the glamorous spot of St Tropez.
The Italian heiress sisters, who were born to Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro – who holds a claim to the now defunct throne of the former House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies – and Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro, shared snippets of the French programme to their Instagram accounts today.
Chiara, 18, and Carolina, 19, feature in ‘Côte d’Azur: In the Privacy of Billionaires, Stars & Princesses’ on the French streaming service, myCANAL.
While the sisters have enjoyed soaking up the sun in the French Riviera this summer, their break hasn’t been without its controversies – with Chiara finding herself at the centre of reports she was dating Prince Christian of Denmark (which she has denied).
In a snippet of the show shared on Instagram, Princess Carolina appeared to take a humble approach while shopping for sandals at a French market. ‘I’m not interested in the brand,’ she said.
Princesses Maria Chiara (pictured left) and Maria Carolina of Bourbon- Two Sicilies (pictured right) have filmed for French television while on holiday in the glamorous St Tropez
During the clip, the sisters are seen enjoying the culture, restaurants and stunning views that the French town has to offer.
The siblings looked typically chic in casual but carefully curated outfits.
Chiara later shared a picture of her and Carolina in alike patterned boho-chic blue dresses alongside the writing: ‘I hope you like it’.
The streaming platform explained: ‘The Côte d’Azur fascinates the most fortunate, like princesses Carolina and Chiara de Bourbon des Deux-Siciles or Pierre-Jean Chalençon.’
The news comes shortly after Chiara hit back at rumours she’s dating Prince Christian of Denmark.
The Italian heiress, 18, took to her Instagram account to break her silence regarding speculation about her and the 17-year-old future King, insisting that ‘while we all enjoy dreaming of fairytales, what truly matters is reality.’
She wrote: ‘I would like to set the records straight with regards to the unfounded rumour that has been circulating about me. Prince Christian and I share a close friendship.’
The glamorous socialite added that ‘at first, this situation made me smile’ as she further discussed the ‘inaccurate information’.
Chiara (left), 18, and Carolina (right), 19, feature in ‘Côte d’Azur: In the privacy of billionaires, stars & princesses’ on the French streaming service, myCANAL
However, Chiara, the daughter of Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, and Princess Camilla, Duchess of Castro, added: ‘I believe it is now time to put an end to this rumour. When important events will occur in my life, I will be happy to share them with you.’
Her statement read: ‘I would like to set the records straight with regards to the unfounded rumour that has been circulating about me. Prince Christian and I share a close friendship.
‘However, some inaccurate information has been disseminated. At first, this situation made me smile; however, over time, this rumour has exceeded the limits of common sense and has spiralled becoming at odds with reality.
‘I believe it is now time to put an end to this rumour. When important events will occur in my life, I will be happy to share them with you. While we all enjoy dreaming of fairy tales, what truly matters is reality.’
Speculation on whether the two were dating began in May when a group photo emerged on social media of the duo standing close together at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Chiara courted attention after a group photo emerged where she stood next to the future King of Denmark (pictured together in Monaco)
It was then reported that the prince – son of Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary – had hosted Chiara in Denmark in June, making the brave decision to introduce her to his grandmother, the Danish monarch.
‘Chiara was in awe of the Queen – it’s been a dream of hers to meet such an iconic female ruler and she’s been practising her curtsies for months,’ the source told Women’s Day.
Chiara, who spent her summer in St Tropez with her sister Carolina, 20, then recently told Italian paper Corriere: ‘We’ve known each other since we were little, my father Carlo is godfather to his younger sister.’
Her father Prince Carlo holds a claim to the now defunct throne of the former House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, a cadet branch of the Spanish royal family , which descends from the Capetian Dynasty and ruled over Southern Italy and Sicily during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Meanwhile, her mother, Duchess Camilla, born Crociani, is the daughter of Italian industry Tycoon Camilla Crociani and the actress Edy Vessel.
While Chiara seemingly likes to appear in the public eye, it seems Prince Christian has kept his private life quiet and has said he won’t take a royal pension when he turns 18.
He will only take money from the royal grant if his father ascends the throne, and will remain limited in his royal duties until he turns 21.
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