February 11, 1955
Former King Umberto of Italy hosted a lobster banquet tonight in honor of his daughter, Princess Maria Pia, and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, reports the Associated Press.
The "pretty" princess and Prince Alexander will be married to tomorrow at the Our lady of Assumption, a Roman Catholic church, which overlooks the "ancient fishing village.
The 30-year-old Prince Alexander served as a pilot for the RAF during the second world war.
More than 2000 guests attended the reception, held at the Palacio Hotel in Estoril. Among those attending were the bride's mother, former Queen Marie Jose and the bridegroom's parents, former Regent, Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia.
Other guests include the Duchess of Kent, who is the younger sister of Princess Olga.