Prince Aimone, 4th Duke of Aosta (1900-1948) and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1904-1974), King and Queen of Croatia


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Prince Aimone, 4th Duke of Aosta (Aimone Roberto Margherita Maria Giuseppe Torino; 9 March 1900 – 29 January 1948) was a prince of Italy's reigning House of Savoy and an officer of the Royal Italian Navy. The second son of Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta, he was granted the title Duke of Spoleto on 22 September 1904. He inherited the title Duke of Aosta on 3 March 1942 following the death of his brother Prince Amedeo in a British prisoner of war camp in Nairobi.
From 18 May 1941 to 31 July 1943, Aimone was designated king of the Independent State of Croatia. He formally accepted the position and took the name Tomislav II, after the first Croatian king.
More information: Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta - Wikipedia

Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (Greek: Princess Eiríni of Greece and Denmark) (13 February 1904 – 15 April 1974) was the fifth child and second daughter of Constantine I of Greece and his wife, the former Princess Sophie of Prussia. She was a member of the royal families of Greece and Italy. From 1941 to 1943, she was also officially Queen Consort of Croatia.
More information: Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta - Wikipedia

King and Queen of Croatia:
Tomislav II established a Croatian royal office in Florence and later in Rome. He had at first refused to assume the kingship in opposition to the Italian annexation of the Dalmatia region, and is therefore referred to in some sources as king designate. He abdicated on 31 July 1943 after the dismissal of Benito Mussolini on the orders of Victor Emmanuel III.
More information: List of dukes and kings of Croatia - Wikipedia

Coronation of Aimone di Savoia as King of Croatia with the name Tomislav II, throne room in the Quirinale, May 18, 1941.

Prince Aimone, Italian admiral and King of Croatia under the name Tomislav II, photograph by Renato Salvini from L'Illustrazione Italiana.
 
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