Coronation of Pope Pius XII, 1939

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King Victor Emmanuel III, Queen Elena (in the Pearl and Diamond Tiara), Crown Prince Umberto, and Crown Princess Marie Jose (wearing Queen Margherita’s Musy Tiara and her Bow Brooch) of Italy attend the High Mass and Coronation of Pope Pius XII at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on this day in 1939. Afterwards the Royal Family waved to the crowds from the balcony of the Quirinal Palace.

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