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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #150 on: January 04, 2010, 05:55:36 PM »
Looks like a newspaper photo.

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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #151 on: January 05, 2010, 04:43:34 AM »
Yes, probably you're right.

Principe Umberto in L'Aquila, Abruzzo (the region where I live):

http://foto.alleanza-monarchica.com/principe-umberto-savoia-alle-esercitazioni-sperimentali-militari-in-abruzzo-laquila

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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #152 on: January 05, 2010, 03:04:17 PM »
You're welcome!, that is my favorite web site about History of Italian Monarchy, it's full of wonderful photos that I've never seen anywhere else.

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« Reply #153 on: January 06, 2010, 01:48:45 PM »
Yes, it's big, not like Turin, but big...and full of art and historical places, my favorite place it's Piazza Cairoli (Cairoli Square) with the monument of King Umberto I, and Ottolenghi Palace...but unfortunately I have seen it just in documentaries and books, I have visited Piemonte but I haven't visited Asti yet. :- (
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« Reply #154 on: January 08, 2010, 08:48:38 AM »
Sorry for the small sizes.



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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #155 on: January 09, 2010, 09:46:45 PM »
Are you gone call Gabrielle Mr Lowe regarding these pictures?  ;) 
How tall was the King? Are we talking small size man here? He looks so tall but you never know. He is most of the time up on high heel.
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« Reply #156 on: January 10, 2010, 04:26:52 AM »
I don't know exactly how tall was Umberto II, but surely he wasn't less than 185 cm...

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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2010, 06:09:25 PM »
I heard Marie Jose was taller than him, so she does not wear heels (especially in photos).

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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #158 on: January 10, 2010, 08:31:01 PM »
Yes dear Mr. Lowe I also read somewhere that the Belgium princess inherited the Saxe Cobourg feature. Her mother was small 5'1 as her clothing in Bruxelles Royal Palace shows it well. Is there any picture of Umberto in mourning suit?
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« Reply #159 on: January 10, 2010, 09:08:36 PM »
I have one of him at Carol's furneral. I put that in my first book...He was walking beside Zita...

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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2010, 11:29:49 PM »
Not that one unfortunately, the one at the time of the SWW with the children.
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« Reply #161 on: January 11, 2010, 02:17:32 PM »
He looked good in suits and uniform. In the Spanish book on Baby Bee (Infanta Beatiz of Borbon-Orleans) there is a photo of him in swimming trunks lying beside some lady...

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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #162 on: January 22, 2010, 05:00:02 PM »
Amedeo, could you please explain to me what is the nature of the crest, I believe it is a royal crest, you have next to your name.

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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #163 on: January 23, 2010, 03:07:37 PM »
I wonder if there are books on Umberto II ? I know there are books on the Savoy family in conjuction with the events of WW II.

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« Reply #164 on: January 24, 2010, 03:24:46 AM »
I know some books on King Umberto II, but all in Italian language, I don't know if you can find English versions of them:

Giovanni Artieri - Umberto II il re gentiluomo.


Gianni Oliva - Umberto II, l'ultimo re


Gigi Speroni - Umberto II, il dramma segreto dell'ultimo re.