Lorenzo Borghese - A Prince of a Guy!
We are pleased to announce that our Special Guest is Prince Lorenzo Borghese! Prince Lorenzo Borghese is the Prince who Loved Animals. You might know him from The Bachelor television show etc., but we know him from his pet products~ Royal Treatment! Royal Pet Club was founded by Prince Lorenzo Borghese, whose family has been in the cosmetics industry for over fifty years.
His father, Prince Francesco, began his career at Revlon in Italy and then joined forces with Max Factor before moving the family to the United States for an employment opportunity at the Mennen Company. Royal Treatment is currently the largest pet line on the shopping channel, HSN, where Lorenzo acts as the on air spokesperson for the line. Lorenzo is also founder of RoyalPetClub.com, an ecommerce site which exclusively sells the Royal Treatment line of products.
Lorenzo is also involved with many animal welfare organizations including the Humane Society of the United States, North Shore Animal League and is an honorary animal welfare Ambassador for the ASPCA This caravan brought awareness to this country’s use of the gas chamber in 31 states and also resulted in saving 188 dogs from a high-kill Georgia shelter.
Can we say more? Yes! We can say a lot more, but why don’t you just listen to the show? So we love our Prince Lorenzo Borghese. He is certainly a Prince to us here on the Your Pets My Dogs radio show! Our host, Lisa Smith-Putnam has fun and finds out that she and the Prince have a lot in common when it comes to the animals they love and support. Enjoy the show!
Prince Lorenzo Borghese is a US and Italian citizen who was born in Milan, lived in Rome and outside Paris, and currently lives in New York City. Proud of his genealogy, his storied paternal ancestors include the cosmetic’s icon, Princess Marcella Borghese, Napoleon’s sister, Paulina Bonaparte Borghese, Pope Paul V (Camillo Borghese) and Cardinal Scipione Borghese, both of whom had an enormous influence on Italian art and beautifying Rome in the 1600s, and who helped finish St. Peter's Basilica.
The Borghese name is displayed throughout Italy including in Florence at the Palazzo Borghese, Siena, where the family began, and Rome where the name is most prominent. Rome’s largest Park, Villa Borghese, was owned by the family until 1902 and one of Rome’s largest museums, Galleria Borghese, holds the family’s art collection. One of Rome’s most famous streets is also named after the family, Via Borghese, and the family’s crest which is an eagle and dragon can be found in many piazzas throughout Italy.
Lorenzo is also President and co-founder of Animal Aid USA, a not-for-profit organization which through awareness and legislation, aims to stop the inhumane treatment of animals. In July of 2012 Animal Aid USA organized the Amazing Grace Caravan, named after Grace, a dog who survived the gas chamber in 2006. For more information and to sign Animal Aid’s petition to end the gas chamber please go to www.animalaidusa.org.