Wednesday, 15 August 2018

557) Maria Pia of Savoy

Dona Maria Pia of Savoy (1847 – 1911). Daughter of Victor Emmanuel II, the first King of Italy, by his wife Adelaide of Austria and Queen consort of King Luís I of Portugal.

- "My grandmother once told me a story of the Queen delaying a Te Deum at the Lisbon Cathedral so that when she entered the sanctuary the rays of sunlight would pass through the stained glass and illuminate her flamboyant red hair."

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