Above, the table of the banquet of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, presided by HRH The Duchess of Savoy, sitting next to HRH Duke Amedeo of Savoy and HRH Princess Maria Beatrice of Italy. Below, a picture of the Royal Family after the religious ceremony of a different year.
On the occasion of the 18th birthday of HRH The Prince of Venice (who also uses the title of Prince of Piemonte), TRH The Duke and Duchess of Savoy, Prince and Princess of Naples, threw a party in his honour. Princess Marina wears one of the emeralds that used to compose the fabulous necklace of Queen Margherita as a centrepiece of her pearl chocker.
In January 1993, the eldest son of HIRH Archduke Otto of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary, HIRH Archduke Karl of Austriahungary, married Baroness Francesca von Thyssen-Bornemisza, daughter of the famous (now deceased) art collector. The wedding took place in Mariazell and the night before, TIRH Archduke and Archduchess Otto of Austriahungary, held a gala dinner. Princess Marina splendidly wore the large diamond and sapphire necklace of Queen Maria José.
The only time HRH The Duchess of Savoy and Princess of Naples wore a tiara in public was in the Summer of 1993, when HRH The Hereditary Duke Friedrich of Württemberg, eldest son of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Württemberg, married HSH Princess Marie zu Wied, at Altshausen Castle in Germany. The Princess, seen above with HRH Duchess Diane of Württemberg, born Princess of France (who wears the superb diamond and sapphire parure of the Württemberg family) and her husband at the gala held on the eve of the wedding, wore the spectacular Musy diamond and pearl tiara of Queen Margherita in its full form. Below, she is seen between the Duke of Savoy and the Prince of Venice and Piemonte at the gala in Altshausen: both wear the sash of the Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Lazarus and the Collar of the Supreme Order of the Santissima Annunziata.
Wedding day of HRH The Hereditary Duke of Württemberg and HSH Princess Marie zu Wied. Above, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Savoy are seen talking to HRH The Grand-Duke of Luxembourg, at the time Hereditary Grand-Duke. Below, the family picture with some of the members of foreign royal families invited: from left, HRH The Duchess of Savoy, HRH The Hereditary Grand-Duke of Luxembourg, HRH The Hereditary Grand-Duchess of Luxembourg, HRH The Duke of Savoy, HRH The Infanta Elena of Spain, HSH The Fürstin of Liechtenstein, HSH The Fürst of Liechtenstein and the bridal couple with some of their attendants. The Princess, henceforth HRH Hereditary Duchess Friedrich, wore the historical diamond tiara worn on their wedding day by all the Duchesses of Württemberg.