CHARLOTTE MARIE POMELINE CASIRAGHI (born 3 August 1986) is the second
Caroline, Princess of Hanover , and
Stefano Casiraghi , an
Italian industrialist. She is ninth in line to the throne of Monaco.
Her maternal grandparents were
Rainier III, Prince of Monaco , and
* 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
One of her first acts of public life was to become a delegate from
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 clinic in Voecklabruck , Austria. Casiraghi is godmother to her sister. The family then moved to the Parisian suburb of Fontainebleau .
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, which is part of the Catholic schools of François d'assisi
Nicolas Barré in Monaco. At the age of six, she moved on to the
École de la République (state school system) in
She obtained an "excellent" (in French: très bien, the highest possible) mark on her baccalaureate exam in July 2004. After passing her bac, she enrolled in the hypokhâgne and khâgne course at the Lycée Fénelon , in St-Germain-des-Près , Paris, in the hope of entering the École normale supérieure (Paris). She took the written entrance exam for ENS in June 2006, but failed to make the list of candidates eligible to proceed to the oral exam.
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 Robert 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 2015, Casiraghi founded Les Rencontres Philoophiques de Monaco.
Her co-founders include her former teacher in Fontainebleau, the
philosopher Robert Maggiori. The others founders are Joseph Cohen and
Raphael Zagury-Orly. Her mother is among the many honorary members of
the group, which is really a think tank on philosophy. They discuss
contemporary issues and new publications in the field of philosophy.
The writings and the life of
Anne Dufourmantelle made a strong impact
on Casiraghi, who wrote in particular about Dufourmantelle's book
Défense du Secret in an article for
Casiraghi founded Swoon Productions in 2012. In 2015, she joined the board of directors of FXB France , an organization founded by her godmother Albina du Boisrouvray in 1989 to combat AIDS and poverty.
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 ). The GCT "Pro-Am Cup"
(Professional-Amateur) relay was her original concept. It is a staple
of the GCT
Casiraghi is the official equestrian "ambassador" of the
2015 was really the last year that Casiraghi participated in nearly
phase of the Longines Global Champions Tour. After that year, she
reduced her participation to 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
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
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
In December 2011 Casiraghi started dating stand-up comedian and actor