Monday, February 28, 2011

Donna Vittoria Ruspoli hosts reception for her daughter and Don Jaime

February 28, 1935

Donna Vittoria Ruspoli hosted a reception tonight for more than 2,000 people in honor of her daughter, Emmanuele de Dampierre's forthcoming marriage to Infant Don Jaime of Spain, second son of the former King Alfonso XIII.
The Associated Press reports that the guests included royalty and nobility of Spain, France and Italy and many Americans."  The reception was held at the Palazzo Poggio Suasa.   Members of the Spanish royal family were present, and were joined by the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Italy, Grand Duke Dimitri of Russia and former Queen Amelia of Portugal.
The American Ambassador and Mrs. Breckinridge Long also attended.

The bride-to-be's maternal grandmother is the former Josephine Curtis of Boston.

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