Friday, April 12, 2013
Prince in Ad for E-Cigarette
This, I am sure, is one of the reasons why some Italian monarchists have a problem with Prince Emanuele Filiberto (and I say "one") as appearances like this are taken by many as being beneath the dignity of a member of the House of Savoy. I can certainly understand that, however, it is also stunts like this that are behind the fact that most Italians recognize the Prince of Venice and Piedmont as opposed to the more reserved Duke of Aosta. I refuse to participate in inter-royalist feuds (and I will not allow them here) but, as much as I wish it were otherwise, outside of monarchist circles most Italians have no idea who the Duke of Aosta is but, because of his many television appearances and "celebrity" status, most do recognize Prince Emanuele Filiberto. That's just a fact. I dislike thinking that this is the only way a royal heir can be known to the public at large but, perhaps that is the world we are living in.