Rome – Friday, November 21 at the Link Campus University in Rome in the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the death of HRH Prince Alfonso of Bourbon, the Delegation of Lazio of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, the Link Campus University and the d’Amico Editore with the patronage of the National Association of Italian Constantinian Knights (chaired by Marquis Don Giuliano Buccino Grimaldi) and the support of the National Association of former students of Nunziatella, organized the presentation of the book entitled “The King. Alfonso of Bourbon, Count of Caserta” by Marquis Gaetano de Felice.
The book is dedicated to the figure of the Prince progenitor of the current members of the Royal House of the Two Sicilies and edited by Giuseppe Catenacci, passionate bibliophile and Honorary President of the National Association of former students of Nunziatella, and Francesco Maurizio Di Giovine, historian.
The presentation, moderated by dr. Roberto della Rocca, concludes a series of events dedicated to the successors of King Francis II and had as speakers the two authors of the book; Mr. Sevi Scafetta and Mr. Giovanni Grimaldi.
They were present: H.S.H.Prince Manfredi Windisch-Graetz, Delegate for Rome and Lazio of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, Marquis Giorgio Mirti della Valle, Vice Delegate for the city of Rome, the lawyer prof. Franco Ciufo, Vice Delegate for Lazio, ANCCI’s Councillor and Professor of Law of European Union at the Link Campus University.
Numerous speakers, including the current President of the National Association of former students of Nunziatella Alessandro Ortis, the Prince Don Pierluigi Brancia di Apicena and the Vice President of Link Campus University who brought greetings of the Honourable President Vincenzo Scotti.
The Vice Delegation of Rome was also represented by the Chancellor Fabrizio Ratto-Vaquer and the Treasurer Antonio Badolati.
Prince Alfonso Maria Giuseppe Alberto of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta (Caserta March 28, 1841- May 26, 1934) was the third son of King Ferdinand II and his second wife Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria.
During the invasion of Garibaldi he was fighting on the front line alongside his brothers Francesco and Luigi in the battle which took place between Capua and Gaeta to repel the invading army.
At 7 am on February 14, 1861 the Prince had, along with the last sovereigns of the Two Sicilies, to leave Gaeta and go into exile.
On the death of King Francis in 1894 he became Head of the Royal House of Bourbon Two Sicilies taking one the peerage attributable to the Sovereign, “Duke of Castro”. The title is still used by the current Head of the Royal House and Grand Master of the Dynastic Orders, H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies.