Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An interesting set of godparents

Last night was a time to file clips.  I keep clipping files on British and European royals. The coverage is extensive and encompasses the late 19th century to yesterday.  The files include articles in English (largely US and British), German, Spanish, French, and a smattering of other languages as well.

I had one or two Aosta clips to file, so after putting the articles in the file folder, I decided to browse through the file.  It is nice to reminded of what information I have at my fingertips.  One article, a Point de Ve cover story, is about the baptism of Prince Aimone of Savoy, only son of Prince Amedeo, Duke of Savoia, and his first wife, Princess Claude of France.

The baptism took place at the small chapel located in the villa "San Domenico."  Aimone was baptised on October 13, 1967.  His parents selected three godparents:  Prince Juan Carlos (now King Juan Carlos of Spain), the Countess of Paris (Aimone's maternal grandmother) and Princess Helene, Countess of Limburg-Stirum (sister of Aimone's mother).

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