The funeral of Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy
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Prince Albert II of Monaco, Queen Sophie of Spain, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg… Multiple personalities attended the funeral of Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy, organized this Saturday February 10 in Turin.
He spent the last years of his life between Switzerland and Italy. Son of the final sovereign of La Botte, condemned to exile in June 1946, Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy died on Saturday February 3, at the age of 86, after ten days of hospitalization in Geneva. Plunged into a coma during his last moments, the octogenarian died in Helvetia, the country which welcomed him for decades. Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy nevertheless reconnected with Italy in 2002, thanks to the lifting of his exile, voted by Parliament. His funeral took place at Turin Cathedral this Saturday, February 10.
The presence of Albert II of Monaco and Sophie of Spain
A ceremony attended by multiple personalities, such as Prince Albert II of Monaco, Crown Prince Leka of Albania, Queen Sophie of Spain – mother of King Felipe VI -, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, and even Charles-Louis of Orléans. The family of Victor-Emmanuel de Savoie arrived with umbrellas, due to the gloomy weather. His widow Marina de Savoie hid her gaze behind sunglasses. Their son, Prince Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy, with red eyes, appeared shortly before his wife, the actress Clotilde Courau.
Now queen de jure – a Latin expression often used for dethroned royal houses, whose lineage passes the torch but does not really reign – the actress closely followed their daughters Vittoria, 20 years old, and Luisa, 17 years old. Emmanuel-Philibert recently formulated in Gala the wish to abdicate “when the time comes, in ten or fifteen years perhaps”, for the benefit of his eldest daughter. After his funeral, his father Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy, a controversial personality who experienced multiple scandals, will rest in the basilica of Superga, the family necropolis, near the Piedmontese capital.