Christening of Prince Umberto of Savoy

  July 20, 2009 at 5:04 pm by

View the image at Aimone’s website

HRH Prince Umberto of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont, has been baptized on Saturday, 18 July 2009. The ceremony took place in Giuggianello, near Lecce, in Apulia, the Italian region Umberto’s father is Duke of.

The godparents of the little Prince are HRH Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, for whom Princess Bianca, Countess Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga stood proxy, and Count Carlo Radicati di Primeglio; Prince Umberto has been christened by his distant cousin, Prince Alessandro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, who is a Catholic priest.

The cerimony was attended by TRH Prince Amedeo and Princess Silvia of Savoy, Duke and Duchess of Savoy, Prince and Princess Michael of Greece, HRH Princess Bianca of Savoy with her husband Count Giberto Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga and children, HRH Princess Mafalda of Savoy with her husband Francesco Lombardo di San Chirico and children, TRH Prince Casimiro and Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Don Alvaro and Dona Antonella d’Orleans-Borbon.

Prince Umberto is the son and heir of HRH Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia, and his wife Olga, née Princess of Greece; he was born in Paris on 7 March 2009.

More infos can be found in the website of the Royal House of Savoy, and in this thread.

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One Response to Christening of Prince Umberto of Savoy

  1. gian luigi says:

    Oh… and the little cousin (grandpa’s daughter with a… lady friend and born in Milan) was invited at party?
    Remember the baby is not Umberto of Savoy but Umberto of Savoy-Aosta.

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