Wedding of Crown Prince Umberto of Italy and Princess Marie Jose of Belgium, 1930

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Wedding of Crown Prince Umberto of Italy, only son of King Victor Emmanuel III and Queen Elena of Italy (in the Crown Pearl and Diamond Tiara ), and Princess Marie Jose of Belgium (wearing a gown designed by the groom and Queen Margherita’s Musy Tiara), only daughter of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium (wearing her Cartier Bandeau Tiara), in a Roman Catholic Ceremony officiated by Cardinal Pietro Maffi, the Archbishop of Pisa in the Cappella Paolina (Pauline Chapel) of the Palazzo del Quirinale on this day in 1930. Royal Guests included the Crown Prince Leopold and Crown Princess Astrid (in her Nine Provinces Tiara) of Belgium, Duke of York (later King George VI), King Manuel II of Portugal, Queen Sophie of Greece, King Amanullah Khan and Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, King Boris III of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Antonia of Bavaria, Grand Duchess Militza of Russia, Prince Kyril of Bulgaria, Princess Xenia of Montenegro, Prince Kyril and Princess Eudoxia of Brazil,  Prince and Princess Paul of Yugoslavia, and Infante Don Ferdinando.

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After the Ceremony, the Crown Prince and new Crown Princess were received by Pope Pius XI in the Vatican, before they attended a Banquet at the Quirinale Palace and saw the thousands of crowds lined below. The couple had four children, and reigned for a month in 1946, before a referendum abolished the monarchy, and they separated though remained married until his death in 1983.

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