Monday, February 13, 2017

Day Old Italian prince gets 12 names

February 13, 1937

The one day old son of Crown Prince Umberto and Crown Princess Marie Jose of Italy was baptized today by the Archbishop of Naples in the chapel of the royal palace in Naples, reports the Associated Press.  The water from the Basilica of St Vincent de Paul was also used at the baptism of the little prince's grandfather, King Vittorio Emanuele.

The infant's father, Crown Prince Umberto and three grandparents, Queen Elena, who was with Crown Princess Marie Jose when she gave birth yesterday; King Vittorio Emanuele and Queen Elisabeth of the Belgium, the maternal grandmother, all attended the baptism=.

The little prince received twelve names: Vittorio Emanele Alberto Carlo Teodoro Umberto Bonifacio Amedeo Damiano Bernadino Gennaro Maria.

Countess Bossi-Pucci held the baby on a satin pillow during the baptismal ceremony.

In honor of the birth of Prince Vittorio Emanuele, his grandfather granted amnesty to thousands of political prisoners.

This is the second child for the Crown Prince and Crown Princess.  Their first child, Princess Maria Pia, who was born September 24, 1934.

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