She has nearly 80,000 Instagram followers. Currently studying Political Science and Art History in London, Vittoria, daughter of Clotilde Courau and Prince Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy, is also preparing to become the potential "Queen of Italy". The prince said in an interview with The Telegraph on Tuesday, June 6, that he would renounce the throne in favor of the model. And this, at the death of Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, 86 years old, grandfather of the young woman of 19 years and current pretender to the throne.
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A decision matured and assumed by Prince Emmanuel-Philibert. "I will disappear with great pleasure to let her hold this role, which she will do better than me, I am sure," he assured in the columns of the British daily. Before continuing: "It will not be tomorrow, nor in a year, but when it is ready. It is important that younger generations have a chance to put new modern ideas into practice. They are much more aware than we are of the problems facing the world."
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The fate of King Charles III
Prince Emmanuel, who nicknames his daughter the "rock'n'roll princess", also wanted to avoid the latter to suffer the same fate as King Charles III. "It's important that she doesn't become an heiress at too late in her life," he said. He stressed that he had "the greatest respect" for the British sovereign, but that the latter had "waited a long time" before ascending the throne. "Maybe it would have helped if he had become king 20 years ago," he continued.
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A return to monarchy?
If the monarchy was abolished in Italy by the referendum of 1946, the House of Savoy, a line of local sovereigns, perhaps hopes one day to see the country return to this political regime. "Look at the astronomical figures of the audiences of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, and the coronation of King Charles III in Great Britain," said Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy. I think in times of crisis, people see a strong, almost spiritual presence in kings and queens."
In 2021, Victor Emmanuel of Savoy, whose grandfather was the last official king of Italy, paved the way for his granddaughter by repealing Salic law. In the past, it favoured male heirs. Failing to be officially crowned Queen of Italy, Vittoria of Savoy will one day take over the reins of family charities, to which her clan has contributed $ 1 million (934,500 euros) in 2022.
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