If the marriage was indeed valid there would be a record of it somewhere which would surely have been made public by now, if it existed. With two wives and two families, Umberto must have been a master at the art of deception and the double life as no-one appears to have suspected a thing. It follows that the promise of "all will be revealed soon
" carries little weight as it confirms that even after 86 years, no credible evidence has been put forward to support the claim.
If the Savoy Crown Jewels were left to Ermionia and she had legal proof of ownership, she or her heirs could have presented such documents to the Italian Central Bank in Rome at any tme since 1983 and claimed the inheritance. Instead, the jewels remain in the bank's vaults, where they have been since 1946.
The statement that "Princess Lina's DNA can be traced back as far as Marie Antoinette
" requires some scrutiny. A span of 130-odd years is not that far back in terms of royal genealogy, but more importantly, are you stating that the DNA has
been traced back or that it could
be traced back? In the absence of verifiable laboratory evidence and documentation, neither claim has any validity.
To add another layer which makes the story even more implausable, three of Marie Antoinette's four children died young and the sole survivor died without issue:
• Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte (Madame Royale) (1778–1851), married the duc d'Angoulême and was childless
• Louis-Joseph, the Dauphin (1781–1789)
• Louis-Charles (later titular King Louis XVII) (1785–1795)
• Sophie-Hélène-Béatrix (1786-1787)
To sum up: No verifiable evidence has been produced to support any of the claims made in this thread. The lack of proof adds to the likelihood of the claims being bogus, meaning there is little value in adding to or repeating what has already been posted.