Sunday, January 8, 2012

Marriage of Umberto II and Marie Jose

It was on this day in 1930 that HRH Princess Marie Jose of Belgium was given in marriage to HRH Prince Umberto of Piedmont in Rome. It was a major social event in Europe, particularly for southern and Catholic Europeans as Belgium and Italy represented two of the last Catholic monarchies in Europe at that time (thankfully Spain was later recovered) and the couple had long been considered two of the most attractive royals on the continent. It did not turn out to be a perfect match, but on this day in 1930, it was all happiness and joyful celebrations across Belgium and Italy.

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