Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria Pia of Italy’s Pre-Wedding Gala, 1955

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Exiled Royals attend the Pre-Wedding Gala of Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria Pia of Savoy at the Castro Guimarães Museum in Portugal on this day in 1955. Another gala reception was hosted at the Palace Hotel of Estoril the previous evening. Glittering Royal Ladies included Princess Maria Pia (in her Pearl and Diamond Tiara), Princess Olga of Yugoslavia (mother of the groom, wearing her Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara), Queen Marie Jose of Italy (mother of the bride, in her Musy Tiara), Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria (aunt of the bride, wearing the Köchert Tiara), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (in her Diamond Tiara), and the Duchess of Braganza (wearing her Diamond Bandeau Tiara).

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