Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Elena's family leaves for Montenegro

October 29, 1896

Members of the Montenegrin royal family that attended Princess Elena's wedding to the Crown Prince of Italy are now their way home. The princes will board the Italian ship Savoia at Brindisi and sail to Montenegro's sole port, Antivari.
Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele and his bride left Florence today to start their honeymoon. Masses of people, who cheered incessantly, lined the streets from the Quirinal Palace to the train station. Queen Margherita was one of the royal family who saw the newlyweds off. At the railroad station, Elena "embraced her royal relatives with much warmth." She is apparently overwhelmed "by the heartiness of the reception" that she has received in Rome.
Elena, who wore a gray velvet gown, was given a bouquet of flowers by the ladies of the diplomatic corp.


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