Monday, March 15, 2010

Prince Gaetano of Bourbon-Parma has party for relatives

March 15, 1940

Prince Gaetano of Bourbon-Parma is sailing on the Rex today en route to his home in Rome, Italy. Yesterday, he hosted a cocktail party in the Tower of the Waldorf-Astoria for his cousins, Mrs. Ashley Chanler, and her sister, Princess Philippa de Braganca. Others at the party includes Mrs. James Roosevelt and the Duchess of Talleyrand.
Mrs. Chanler is the former Princess Maria Antonia de Braganca. She married Ashley Chanler, a great-great-grandson of William Backhouse Astor, Sr. in 1934. They have two children, Mafalda and Anthony Chanler. Maria Antonia and Flippa are the daughters of Dom Miguel, Duke of Braganza and Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Werthem-Rosenberg.

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