The grandson of King Victor Emmanuel III, Vittorio was exiled at age 9, when the Italian monarchy was abolished in 1946. A 50-year travel ban on male heirs of the House of Savoy was lifted in 2002, and Vittorio returned to Italy. In 2006, he was arrested for his role in a prostitution and illegal gambling ring. (He was placed under house arrest and later released.) It wasn't the troubled Vittorio's first brush with the law. In 1991, he was acquitted of manslaughter in a Paris court in connection with the 1978 shooting of a German tourist in Corsica.
Royal Factoid: Punched the Duke of Aosta, a "rival" heir to the non-existent throne, in the face at a 2005 dinner held by King Juan Carlos of Spain.
"I was in the wrong, but I put one over on those French judges."
Vittorio Emanuele, dishing to a fellow prison inmate on his Paris manslaughter acquittal
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