IRAN: The Peacock Throne

Her name is Maria Gabriella Giuseppa Aldegonda Adelaide Margherita Ludovica Felicita Gennara di Savoia. The founder of her house was Humbert the White-handed, who ruled Savoy in the 11th century. Among her ancestors are saints, Holy Roman and Byzantine emperors, antipopes, French and Belgian princesses, Italian and Balkan nobility and kings of lands as widely separated as Spain and Cyprus and England. Italy, last week, was in a ferment over Princess Maria Gabriella. The report was that she might marry a king twice her age whose father had been an army private....

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