From the Princess of Liechnstein to the descendants of the Bourbons of the Two Sicilies, from the niece of Lady Diana, Kitty Spencer, to the Gonzagas, ‘heirs’ of the kings of France and Italy: they have chosen our country – Rome, Venice, Palermo, Tuscany , Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati – the offspring of the major European families to crown their dream of love. Sentimental affinities linked to family estates and properties, to childhood spent in Italy, or to unavoidable historical ‘ties’ as happened with Don Jaime of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Duke of Noto and great-grandson of the Counts of Paris, of the Bourbon-Orléans branch , who chose the Cathedral of Monreale to marry the Scottish noble lady Charlotte Diana Lindesay-Bethune. Descendant directed by the last king of the Two Sicilies, Francesco II, nephew of the infant Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and Anna d’Orléans, 27, a law degree and a master’s degree in business administration, for years Don Jaime was one of the most courted golden bachelors, until his meeting with the very young and charming daughter of the 16th Earl of Lindsay. A ceremony that also broke the dramatic spell of the pandemic, in a city closely linked to the Bourbons – Orléans (the count and countess of Paris, in exile, were married on April 8, 1931 in the cathedral of Palermo). And it is not the first time that Italy stands out as a royal wedding destination. Kitty Spencer, lady D’s niece, had also chosen Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati to marry the industrialist Michael Lewis in a Dolce & Gabbana suit. While in 2014 Amedeo d’Asburgo-Este, grandson of Paola di Liegi and the current king of Belgium, and Elisabetta Rosboch Von Wolkenstein opted for the capital and the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere to get married. for Marie Astrid of Liechtenstein, plays at home in Venice Vera Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga Again Italy for a princess of royal blood, Marie Astrid of Liechtenstein (her mother Margretha was born Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, her father Nikolaus is the brother of the current sovereign Hans – Adam II), who chose the Orbetello Cathedral for the wedding with the businessman Ralph Worthintong. Exactly one month after the yes of the older sister Maria Annunciata who married the Italian Emanuele Biasini in a Valentino dress in Vienna. Maremma is in the heart of the European crowned heads. In 1965, Prince Bernardo and the former Queen Beatrix fell in love with the Argentario and decided to have a villa built in Porto Ercole at the Sbarcatello, a secret location far from the clamor of the crowds, where the current sovereign Guglielmo Alessandro seems to have officially presented to his mother the then Argentine fiancée Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti, of Italian origin on her mother’s side. Vera Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga played at home. In Venice she married her fiancé, Count Briano Martinoti Caleppio, son of Barbara Parodi Delfino and her second husband Paolo. Arrival in a gondola accompanied by her father Giberto, in a Miuccia Prada dress, for the ceremony that took place in the church of San Pantaleon, for the second of the five children of Princess Bianca of Savoy-Aosta and grandson of Claude de France. There were all the young representatives of the European crowned heads, childhood friends or simply cousins of course alongside the sisters Viola, Mafalda, Maddalena, their brother Leonardo. In the front row the Savoy, the Brandolini d’Adda, Olga of Greece, the Visconti di Modrone, the Lombardo di San Chirico. Lavish lunch in the family ‘palace’, in Palazzo Papadopoli, dating back to the 16th century and overlooking the Grand Canal, a treasure trove of absolute beauty and history chosen for their sumptuous ceremony by the Clooney (George) -Alamuddin (Amal) spouses. But that’s another story.
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