Unfortunately, the present Duke of Aosta Amedeo, whom I had the chance to meet twice at my hotel when he came for some commemorations, has had financial problems for several years, and after selling his huge estate of 1,730 acres, "Il Borro", near Arezzo in Tuscany to the Ferragamo fashion design family, he sold his family silver, etc.
What is more, if he had had the diamonds star and Savoy nots tiara still in his possession, this would have been worn by his son's wife, Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, when they got married in Greece at Patmo in September 2008. Instead, Princess Olga wore some real ears of wheat as a head ornament, which matched perfetly her pale gold wedding dress by Prada. Still, no family diadem......
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