Beatrice dei Principi Borromeo Arese Taverna (born 18 August 1985) is a member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo, and she is well known in the Italian news media as a television personality. She is the wife of Pierre Casiraghi, younger son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover. She is a former Italian TV presenter, newspaper journalist, and film producer. She is F4D's Special Envoy for Human Rights.
Corriere interview (26 Oct 2006)
Interview by Claudio Sabelli Fioretti, Corriere Magazine, quoted in Interviste.sabellifioretti.it, 26 October 2006
- I want to find a job to be proud of. One of those jobs you're standing up to at four in the morning because you don't feel like quitting.
- The Church no, I do not like it. [The Pope] intervenes in politics, in things that do not concern him. He did damage that could not be worse than this.
- Here, she was talking specifically about Pope Benedict XVI.
- He is not a Pope, he is a theologian. I do not like him. He has no humanity. It has pissed off the whole Islamic world.
- Again, referring to he who was Pope at the time of the interview
- Politics is something you choose. And you also choose your lifestyle. But you don't choose your belonging to a class.
- Mussolini insists on keeping the memory of her grandfather high. Impossible business. She would do better to distance herself, both politically and humanly.
- There is no limit to evil, but Bossi is the limit of what can be ugly in the world.
- Referring to Italian politician Umberto Bossi
Selvaggia Lucarelli interview (6 March 2015)
- It is clear that in my life there are contradictions. There is a contrast between my work life and my family life and that of my partner. Whoever criticizes me has his reasons. I cannot have credibility in the eyes of everyone, but in the end, I am more normal than I look.... The altered reality, the yacht, is much photographed, as well as formal situations in which I accompany Pierre because I’m his partner and should be at his side. But then there is another reality that no one tells. I never go out, I’m always at home in the evening. I have dinner, watch a movie, and go to sleep. If Pierre is not there, it is mostly my friends who keep me company. And I live in Milan, not Monte Carlo.
Women's Wear Daily interview (22 Sep 2017)
Interview to promote her documentary about the children of Caivano Women's Wear Daily, 22 September 2017
- This is where the Mafia stockpiles heroin for basically the whole of Europe. It is the place drug dealers go to buy drugs, not normal people. The life of children there is insane. They get recruited very early on, when they are 12 or 13. They turn into lookouts, hide drugs, transport drugs and there is absolutely nothing that saves them.
- My film is called Never Children [in Italian, Bambini Mai] because they have no chance of living as children. If they go outdoors, there are shootings, drug-related crimes of every kind, and a network of pedophiles operating in that neighborhood. There were 12 cases in the last two years, and two children died because of that. It’s just a nightmare of a place for someone to be a child.
- Worst case scenario — they slap you and break your camera. It’s not really a life-threatening type of situation. It’s not as though all of a sudden it’s super-dangerous. You know what you’re doing and then you decide to take the risk or not. Last year I didn’t want to take too many because I was pregnant.
- Speaking about the dangers of filming the documentary in Caivano and wearing a bulletproof vest
- He sails on the GC32s, the fastest boats in the world that are the same boats used in the America’s Cup. Now he’s opened a medieval combat club so he does medieval combat. In the end, we look at each other and say, ‘We’re just going to have to accept who we are and pray.'
- Speaking about her husband
Quotes about Beatrice
- I remember that when on Anno Zero, [Michele] Santoro chose Beatrice Borromeo, beautiful and blonde, they all criticized her. She was not human that could be [beautiful and] intelligent too. Today, after graduating in Italy and in two months at Columbia University, if they do not to say congratulations, a dignified silence, at the very least.
- The late Franca Sozzani, editor at Vogue Italia, in 2012
- Written by Sozzani in a post on Vogue Italia's website entitled, E così si sfata il mito della bionda bella e sciocca, 16 April 2012