Crown Prince Umberto of Italy and Princess Marie José of Belgium - 1930
On January 8th 1930 Crown Prince Umberto of Italy married princess Marie-Jose of Belgium, daughter of King Albert II and Queen Elisabeth (nee duchess in Bavaria). The couple married in the Pauline Chapal of the Quarinale Palace in Rome and later received the blessing of pope Pio XI.
Marengo, please correct me if I'm wrong,but isn't the present King of Belgium Albert II so would Marie-Jose's father have been King Albert I? Thank you and I love your threads on historical Royal Weddings.
The wedding date, in accordance with Prince Umberto's wish, coincided with the 57th birthday of Queen Elena, his mother.
He did not like that the sleeves on Marie José's wedding gown had been sewed on the wrong way.
The sleeves were removed. The Princess wore white long gloves.
For the wedding at the Quirinal Palace, the guests had to assemble at 8 A.M. and then wait four hours before the bride Princess Marie Jose arrived. When she did, she thrice lost her veil on her way up the aisle. Queen Marie Jose of Italy - Telegraph