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fanletizia 05-09-2006 10:32 AM

The second voting in the Italian Parliament to choose the president of the Republic concluded today without no of the candidates reached the majority necessary to replace the present head of the State, Car it Azeglio Ciampi.
The secret character of the vote caused that some voters gave to null problems in favor of personalities like Maria Gabriella de Saboya, daughter of the last king of Italy, Umberto II;

Tosca 05-09-2006 12:00 PM

One of the canditate standing for president of the Republic is the splitting image of King Umberto II of Savoy. Of course there were rumors about his startling resemblance with the last King of Italy. He has always supported the Italian Communist Party (today's Democratic party of the Left), ironically. However his comrades nicknamed him "Prince", and former PM Berlusconi has always referred to him as "His Majesty". (Giorgio Napolitano/from

purple_platinum 05-10-2006 08:53 AM

May 03, 2006
Prince Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy with wife Marina Doria at Villa Pallavicino.

from zumapress

Tosca 06-05-2006 11:09 AM

The wedding of Vittorio Emanuele and MArina Doria on the cover of "OGGI"

Tosca 06-09-2006 11:16 AM

Prince Vittorio Emanuele & Princess Marina in Rome (U.Pizzi/dagospia)

zarat 06-16-2006 02:58 PM


I wasn't sure where put this infromation -it regards prince Emmanuele father's-prince Vittorio according to he was arrrested because of participation in criminal organisation,exploit of prostitution, ecc.

Ariel 06-16-2006 03:11 PM

I couldnt believe it when i read it on the papers.

zarat 06-16-2006 03:23 PM

I took a glance at different italian sites- panorama,corriere,il tempo are reproducing the same text.
The prince was arrested this afternoon, in the same affair are involved about 20people.
They are accused of corruption, recycling, incentive to corruption.
The articles were talking also about market of videogames for gambling and girls destinated to work as prostitute in Casino royal.
I'm shocked, it's true I never liked this family for their behaviour not only no royal but from being a "parassite" ( they were called like this by italian press) to being arrested is a big step.
I remember a huge article dedicated to this family by Panorama few years ago when eventually they were allowed to come back to Italy ( I mean males because the law forbidding the return regarded only males descendant)- it was difficult to find something positive about them.
Just royals nothing- to-good.

It's very sad because for me being royal means behave better and be a model example for others (or at least try to do like this)

fanletizia 06-16-2006 05:33 PM

Vittorio Emanuele and Marina Doria current events, part 1
Italian king's son arrested

From: Reuters
From correspondents in Rome

June 17, 2006

PRINCE Victor Emmanuel, the 69-year-old son of Italy's last king, was arrested on overnight as part of an investigation into corruption and prostitution, a judicial source said.

The source confirmed reports by news agencies ANSA and AGI and state television RAI, which said Victor Emmanuel was arrested in the northern city of Lecco as part of a probe by magistrates based in the southern city of Potenza. Reports said investigators suspected him of having contacts with the Sicilian Mafia and of helping procure prostitutes for clients of a gambling casino in Campione d'Italia, an Italian enclave on Lake Lugano near the Swiss border.
Victor Emmanuel, who was 9 years old when the royal family went into exile, was involved in what ANSA called "criminal association abetting prostitution".,10117....html?from=rss

fanletizia 06-16-2006 05:44 PM

Vitorio Emanuele arrested
Prince Victor Emmanuel, grandson of Italy's last king, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of links to criminals involved in corruption and prostitution.

"I am stunned," Emmanuel Philibert, Victor Emmanuel's son, told Italian television, talking of "yet another publicity stunt".
"I hope (the prosecutor) is sure of his charges, or it will be the last time he does anything," said Philibert, who is married to French actress Clotilde Courau.
"They took him, they removed his mobile phone and are in the process of taking him to Potenza. They treated him like a bandit. You don't treat a man of 70 with health problems like that."

Toledo 06-16-2006 06:18 PM

I almost fell off the chair. I did a quick check and found the news posted from India to New Mexico!
Maybe he knows someone that is the actual culprit? In high society you never know who does what behind the scenes

LaPlusBelle 06-16-2006 06:46 PM

This is shocking that they would arrest him. What does it mean, "Emmanuel Philibert, Victor Emmanuel's son, told Italian television, talking of "yet another publicity stunt"."? Do they think that this is only coming up so that the Italian Royals can be in the spotlight? Someone, please explain.

Jackswife 06-16-2006 06:47 PM

:eek: At first I thought this was a hoax item until the other reports started filtering in. This had to be a tremendous blow to Marina, Emmanuel, and the Savoie family. :( :(

Alexandria 06-16-2006 06:55 PM

This is pretty startling news. The charges against him seem pretty shocking, too -- a prince helping Mafia members get prostitutes?

I don't know much about him, but as he had no throne to rule, what has he done all these years to earn a living and such? And could such relations with the mafia be plausible for him?

I wonder how the other royals may react to this bit of news? For the likes of Juan Carlos, it may just be further confirmation that Victor Emmanuel is absolutely persona non grata at the Spanish court.

It will be interesting to see how this story develops.

bct88 06-16-2006 07:15 PM

This is very sad. I can't say that I feel bad for Vittorio Emanuele, because if this is true, and I am inclined to believe that it is, he brought it upon himself. I feel bad for his wife, Marina Doria, as well as his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.

Regarding the incident at the wedding of The Prince of Asturias, Vittorio Emanuele began arguing with his cousin, The Duke of Aosta, and Vittorio punched his cousin. His cousin fell and was caught by HM Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes. HM King Juan Carlos I reportedly stormed out of the palace (the Palacio Real in Madrid) shouting "nunca mas," which translates to "never again." That is what I had heard.

Toledo 06-16-2006 07:21 PM

Thanks BCT88.
It's too bad now they were able to go back to Italy and Filiberto and Clothilde are trying to bring some closure to the bad feelings associated with their family in the WW II. This will be another hard blow to recover from.

Adry 06-16-2006 07:31 PM

Its soo embarrasing :eek:

Lady Jennifer 06-16-2006 08:19 PM

The BBC now has a article about it:

As bct88 said I feel sorry for his family.

asma 06-16-2006 09:29 PM

Poor Emanuele Filiberto,he is trying very hard to improve the family picture and his father simply destroy everything.

lise 06-16-2006 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by Lady Jennifer
The BBC now has a article about it:

As bct88 said I feel sorry for his family.

I feel sory for his family too.

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