Monreale was the location for the royal wedding between the Prince of Bourbon and Lady Charlotte Diana Lindesay-Bethune
On September 25th 2021, Monreale, the beautiful town located in the metropolitan area of Palermo, was the scene of a Royal Wedding of yesteryear, reinterpreted in a modern way, between the descendant of the Bourbons and the younger daughter of Lord James Randolph Lindesay-Bethune, 16th Earl of Lindsay.
The Cathedral of Monreale was the perfect setting to welcome the newlyweds and the two hundred guests, who were able to admire a jewel of art and architecture. The Cathedral, in fact, contains all the beauty and sacredness of the mosaics that embellish the walls of the naves. The chapel of the Crucifix, so rich in sculptures and with a unique pipe organ, presents apses (the backdrop to a modern fairy tale), which evoked the charm of the ancient royal families, and their deep roots in the land of Sicily.
The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies has relived its former glory
The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies has relived its former glory, through the green and gray silk dresses and the tables of the Royal Palace, which flaunted the splendor of the aristocratic world.
Prince Don Jaime, Duke of Noto, eldest son of the Dukes of Calabria, is a direct descendant of the last king of the Two Sicilies, Francesco II. The meeting with the charming Charlotte Diane dates back to a few years ago.
Art, culture and aristocracy were intertwined for the royal wedding of the descendant of the Bourbons-d’Orleans
The royal Sicilian palaces were available to the guests, who were hosted, for the event, in the Alliata and Mazzarino palaces. For a few days, Palermo opened its doors to history and nightlife, welcomed princes and nobles as always does, with the same enthusiasm with which it welcomes tourists and global citizens.
Art, culture and aristocracy were intertwined for the royal wedding of the descendant of the Bourbons-d’Orleans and nothing was missing: the Baroque and Arab decorations that adorn the ancient buildings, the signs of noblemen and rulers that have followed one another through the various eras, and finally the views, public gardens and Sicilian sweets, which together embody the tradition of a rich and generous land, which is Sicily.