Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Villa Tasca: celebrating a royal wedding

@David Walker / Villa Tasca

 HRH Prince Jaime, Duke of  Noto, and Lady Charlotte Lindesay-Bethune spent the week before their wedding at Villa Tasca in Palermo.  The peace and tranquility offered at the Villa allowed the young couple to prepare for their wedding without any intrusion.  

The Villa is owned by the Mastrogiovanni Tasca family and managed by Claudia Ruffo di Calabria, a niece of Queen Paola of the Belgians.  Claudia's mother is Rosa Maria Mastrogiovanni Tasca, is the sister of the present owner,  Lucio Mastrogiovanni Tasca, Count d’Almerita

@David Walker/ Villa Tasca

@David Walker/ Villa Tasca

The young couple -- now the TRH The Duke and Duchess of Noto --were able to enjoy walks in the park and candlelight dinners at the Villa after "days of official engagements,"  According to the Villa spokesman, Jaime, and Charlotte, who stayed in the Contessa Suite,  celebrated "intimate moments of relaxation and peace."


The Villa Tasca, according to their website,  "is located on the road from Palermo to Monreale, in a 20-acre park full of citrus orchards and majestic century-old trees

On Saturday morning,  the Duke of Noto invited his witnesses to "breakfast among the frescoes of Villa Tasca's salons."   The group of you men, family, and friends, some of who were dressed in a kilt, arrived at 8:00 a.m.   Afterward, they left for church, offering best wishes to the groom, as he prepared to dress for the wedding. 

Following the service at the Cathedral in Monreale and the wedding reception, which was held at the Royal Palace, the bride and groom returned to the Villa Tasca, where their official wedding photos were taken "in the magnificent romantic garden, among times, caves, enchanted lakes, and rare botanical species." 

@David Walker/ Villa Tasca

The Villa also hosted the couple's Sunday Brunch with more than 300 guests, including their parents TRH The Duke and Duchess of Calabria, and the Earl and Countess of Lindsay.



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