Thursday, March 25, 2010

Giovanna engaged to son of war general

March 25, 1926

By cable, an exclusive dispatch to the Los Angeles Times

Princess Giovanna, the 18-year-old daughter of King Victor Emmanuel and Queen Elena of Italy, is engaged to Armando Diaz, the "dashing young officer" and son of Gen. Diaz, who served as Italy's generalissimo during the World War. The official announcement is expected to be made after court mourning ends for Queen Margherita. Giovanna's oldest sister, Princess Yolanda, also married a commoner.

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