Mysterious Dead Royal
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Asked by: joubes-ga
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17 Jul 2006 12:57 PDT
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Question ID: 747134
I'd like to know if someone with the surname "De Savoie" (possibly spelled as one word, or ending differently ex. "oy" or "oi")died in France on or about July 7th, 2006. The deceased was a wealthy male, possibly a "Duke or Royalty", and had a step-son named Peter.
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Re: Mysterious Dead Royal
From: kritaly-ga on 25 Jul 2006 08:26 PDT
I think you're talking about the former Royal Family of Italy, the Casa Savoia. There is a scandal going on now in Italy with the arrest of the (former) Prince of Naples and heir to the (former) throne of Italy, Vittorio Emmanuele, who is being investigated for a series of charges including fraud after cell phone conversations were recorded by invesitgators- and then played on the evening news! But, I believe what your question refers to is the declaration made by his cousin, the Duke Amadeo di Aosta, on July 7, where he now claims the title of Duke of Savoy, and therefore the right to lead the House of Savoy, and thus claim the throne of Italy for himself and his heirs. (mind you, this is a throne which no longer actually exists). The confision over a "death" may have come from a bad translation- the declaration made in Italian was "la Consulta dei Senatori del Regno con un comunicato ha dichiarato decaduto da ogni diritto dinastico il figlio di quest'ultimo, Vittorio Emanuele e i suoi successori" "Decaduto" is a sentence like this does not translate into deceased as in dead, but something more like expired or annulled. So, no one actually died, it's just one arm of the "royal" family trying to take over power from the other side. Like I said, they are fighting over a crown that hasn't existed since the 2nd World War...
Re: Mysterious Dead Royal
From: kritaly-ga on 25 Jul 2006 08:32 PDT
OOps, I forgot to mention that Amadeo has an illegitimate son named Pietro Incisa della Rocchetta, born in 1967 to mother Nerina Corsini. I'm not sure where he lives, but lots of the former Italian Royals are in France and Switzerland- only until just a year (or maybe it's been two) ago, the male members of the Savoia family who were heirs to the throne were forbidden to enter Italy by the constitution. (the women were allowed to visit).
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