Monday, June 15, 2009

Yolanda of Italy baptised

June 15, 1901

Princess Yolanda of Italy, the infant daughter of King Victor Emanuel and Queen Elena, was baptised today at the Quirinal. The baptism took place in the presence of the King, other members of the Royal family and government officials. Unfortunately,the celebrations were marred by an incident outside in the palace square, according to the New York Times, where dozens of school children were injured in a crush.

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