On December 4th H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, accompanied by the Delegate Federica de Gregorio Cattaneo and the delegation adviser Giovanni de Lutio di Castelguidone, visited the “juvenile prison” in Nisida, where she was kindly welcomed by the director Gianluca Guida. Princess Beatrice could observe the enormous work accomplished in this prison for the recovery and reintegration into social life of these young people, and encouraged the volunteers to teach the job to the boys. The non-profit organization “Monelli tra i fornelli” and the ceramic workshop “Nesis” are an admirable example.
On December 3rd H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, accompanied by the Delegate Federica de Gregorio Cattaneo and the delegation adviser Giovanni de Lutio di Castelguidone, visited the female prison in Pozzuoli, where she was kindly welcomed by the director Maria Luisa Palma. Princess Beatrice was therefore able to meet and encourage prisoners who participate in rehabilitation programs, for example thanks to the activities of the cooperative “Le Lazzarelle”, which produces coffee according to the oldest Neapolitan tradition and packs handmade gift boxes.
CAMPANIA: EVENTS IN TORRE DEL GRECO, PORTICI AND SAN GIORGIO A CREMANO IN THE PRESENCE OF H.R.H. THE GRAND PREFECT
On December 5th, HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, accompanied by Marquise Federica de Gregorio Cattaneo dei Principi di Sant’Elia, Delegate of Naples and Campania, visited the Coral Museum of the Institute Francesco Degni in Torre del Greco. Her Royal Highness was welcomed by the school director, Rossella Di Matteo, and was able to see precious examples of works created by students and teachers, as well as works from donations or purchases. The students then carried out a practical demonstration in the school’s laboratories.
Also on the same date, the Grand Prefect visited the Baronial Palace of Torre del Greco, whicj is the main venue of the Municipality and of cultural events. HRH the Grand Prefect was received by the Mayor Giovanni Palomba and visited the Palace where an exhibition entitled Arte a Palazzo had been set up.
In addition, Princess Beatrice visited the MAVV Museum in the Royal Palace in Portici and was received by mayor Vincenzo Cuomo, also in the presence of Eugenio Gervasio and the director of the Department of Agriculture, Matteo Lorito. Princess Beatrice also visited the Museum of Art and Wine.
Princess Beatrice paid tribute to the students of the “Carlo Urbani” high school in San Giorgio a Cremano, by participating in the educational project “Citizenship and Constitution” which was held at the prestigious Villa Bruno. Her Royal Highness was received by the mayor Giorgio Zinno, in the presence of the cultural adviser Pietro De Martino and the president of the municipal council, Giuseppe Giordano. Princess Beatrice answered many questions formulated directly by the students on how to understand the role of nobility today illustrating, among others, the commitment of the members of the Royal House in the promotion of charitable works.
In the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Sepe and of HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, the inauguration of the Constantinian ambulatory took place at the Royal Basilica of San Francesco di Paola,. The Constantinian ambulatory will offer free consultations to the needy people.
On November 9th, Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples, presided the solemn celebration for the ceremony of handing over to Father Mario Savarese at the Royal Pontifical Basilica of San Francesco di Paola. The Grand Prefect, HRH Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, attended the solemn ceremony with a large group of knights of the delegation. Our Order also offered a guard of honor at the entrance of Cardinal Sepe and during the ceremony. HRH the Grand Prefect and the Order itself were thanked by His Eminence Cardinal Sepe for their charitable activities.