CHARLOTTE MARIE POMELINE CASIRAGHI (born 3 August 1986) is the second
Caroline, Princess of Hanover
* 1 Early life * 2 Education * 3 Activities * 4 Equestrian career * 5 Journalism career * 6 Personal life * 7 Ancestry * 8 External links * 9 References
Charlotte and her two brothers, Andrea and Pierre , were born in the
In January 1999, Charlotte gained a stepfather and two stepbrothers,
(Prince Ernst of Hanover and Prince Christian of Hanover ), when her
mother married Ernst August, Prince of Hanover . Six months later,
Casiraghi's half-sister, Princess Alexandra of Hanover , was born at a
Voecklabruck , Austria. The family then moved to the
Parisian suburb of
From 2001 through 2004, as a member of Marcel Rozier 's Team Marionnaud, Casiraghi participated in a number of Junior and Amateur class show jumping competitions. She was trained successively by both of Rozier's sons, first Philippe and then Thierry Rozier .
From the ages of two to six, Casiraghi attended Les Dames de Saint
Maur in Monaco. At the age of six, she moved on to the École de la
République (state school) and the
She obtained an "excellent" mark on her baccalaureate exam in July
2004. After passing her bac, she enrolled in the hypokhâgne and
khâgne course at the
In 2007, Casiraghi is believed to have earned a License of Philosophy (B.A. ) from the University of Paris IV: Paris-Sorbonne ; there isn't any evidence for this belief, but Casiraghi has never denied it. Casiraghi certainly completed two internships, firstly with the publishing house of Pierre Laffont in Paris, and then later from October 2007 with the Sunday magazine supplement of The Independent newspaper of London.
In 2010, she assumed the role of honorary president of the Jumping
International de Monte-Carlo, a role previously fulfilled by her
mother. Since 1997, by the appointment of her grandfather, Casiraghi
has been patron of the Public Safety Division, Maritime and Airport
Police of Monaco. In 2009, and again in 2011, she joined her uncle for
the presentation of the trophies for the
In June 2009, Casiraghi, accompanied by her uncle Albert II, Prince
Since returning to the show jumping sport in April 2009 (after a
four-year hiatus), she continues to train with Thierry Rozier.
Casiraghi and the bay gelding named GI Joe (owner:
Jan Tops ),
participated in the 2009
Global Champions Tour in
Casiraghi continued participation in the Global Champions Tour throughout 2010. For the most part, she rode horses Troy (a chestnut stallion ) and Tintero (a grey gelding ).
Casiraghi is the official equestrian "ambassador" of the
Casiraghi is a published writer and magazine editor. Her credits include work for AnOther magazine (its issue for January 2008) and the Sunday supplement to the British The Independent newspaper in the late months of 2007. She was the editor-at-large for Above magazine in 2009. With two friends, she left that role in order to focus on the founding of the ecological/fashion-related Ever Manifesto .
Through her work as the editor-at-large for Above magazine, Casiraghi befriended Stella McCartney , whom she interviewed for the magazine's first issue. McCartney enlightened Casiraghi and readers as to the many ways the fashion industry can harm the ecosystem. Also for Above, Casiraghi was reported in Women\'s Wear Daily as being "instrumental in securing an interview with Gomorrah author Roberto Saviano (which took place in hiding thanks to Saviano’s dissection of the Mafia)."
On 21 September 2009, Casiraghi announced plans to publish 3,000 copies of Ever Manifesto , a free publication on what she considers the fashion industry's harmful impact on the global environment and to promote sustainability in fashion. Casiraghi revealed that her collaborators with the Loro Piana -funded project are the socialite Alexia Niedzielski and advertising executive Elizabeth von Guttman. She also revealed that the environmentally conscious designer Stella McCartney, as well as her own uncle Prince Albert II , greatly enlightened and influenced her. Specifically, she said: “It’s only recently that I’ve questioned the way that I’ve been consuming. I haven’t been as conscious as I should have been.”
The debut issue of
Ever Manifesto was distributed free at the 10
Corso Como boutique during
Milan Fashion Week and again at Colette in
Paris Fashion Week
The day after the publication of her La Stampa interview, 22
September, Casiraghi joined her partners, Niedzielski and Guttman, at
the gallery of
Michelangelo Pistoletto , in the town of
In October 2009, Casiraghi was a guest at the Stella McCartney show in Paris. Sitting on the front row with Dasha Zhukova , Paul McCartney , Gwyneth Paltrow , she told Women\'s Wear Daily about Ever Manifesto . Copies of the magazine's first issue were left on the seats before the show. "We will announce on the website soon," she said.
Casiraghi contributed to the October 2009 issue of 20, the free newspaper of Alex Dellal's gallery, 20 Hoxton Square Projects.
Casiraghi is a private citizen, but occasionally attends official
functions in Monaco, such as a fundraising gala for
AMADE Mondiale and
At the age of 16, Casiraghi was named number ten on a list of the world's most eligible young women. Vanity Fair , selected Casiraghi as one of the International Best Dressed List of 2006.
Casiraghi is often photographed at fashion shows, art exhibits, and equestrian events.
Casiraghi appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris September 2011.
From 2004 to 2007, Casiraghi was in a relationship with Belgian
entrepreneur Felix Winckler. In summer 2007 she had a brief affair
with the Italian entrepreneur Matteo Maria Caradonna. Then she dated
gallery owner Alex Dellal for three years. In December 2011 she
started dating stand-up comedian and actor
ANCESTORS OF CHARLOTTE CASIRAGHI
4. Giancarlo Casiraghi
5. Fernanda Palici
1. CHARLOTTE CASIRAGHI
24. Count Maxence of Polignac
12. Count Pierre of Polignac
25. Susana Mariana de la Torre y Mier
26. Louis II, Prince of
3. Princess Caroline of
28. John Henry Kelly
29. Mary Anne Costello
30. Carl Majer
31. Margaretha Berg