Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here are several photos/postcards from my collection:
The first photo shows the marriage of Prince Christopher of Greece to Princess Francoise d'Orleans, which took place in February 1929. Their only child, Prince Michael, was born a decade later.
The second photo shows the newly married Duke and Duchess of Spoleto. This wedding took place in July 1939. Prince Aimone was the younger brother of the Duke of Aosta, when he married Princess Irene of Greece. Prince Amedeo, who was married to Princess Anne d'Orleans (sister of Francoise), succeeded to the title in 1931. He and Anne were the parents of two daughters, Margherita (married to Archduke Robert of Austria) and Maria Cristina (married to Prince Casimir of Bourbon-Two Sicilies). In March 1942, the Duke of Aosta died as a British prisoner. Prince Aimone succeeded to the Aosta ducal title.His only son, who was born September 27, 1943, was named for his brother. The current duke succeeded to the Aosta title in 1948, following his father's death in Buenos Aires.
The third photo is a formal photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Apulia (as Anne and Amedeo were styled). They were married in November 1927.
The fourth photo shows the Claude and Amedeo following their marriage in 1964. The final photo shows Princess Irene arriving at the church with her brother, King George I of the Hellenes.