He spent the last years of his life between Switzerland and Italy.
Son of the final sovereign of La Botte, condemned to exile in June 1946, Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy died on Saturday February 3, at the age of 86, after ten days of hospitalization in Geneva.
Plunged into a coma during his last moments, the octogenarian died in Helvetia, the country which welcomed him for decades.
Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy nevertheless reconnected with Italy in 2002, thanks to the lifting of his exile, voted by Parliament.
His funeral took place at Turin Cathedral this Saturday, February 10.
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A ceremony attended by multiple personalities, such as Prince Albert II of Monaco, Crown Prince Leka of Albania, Queen Sophie of Spain - mother of King Felipe VI -, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, and even Charles-Louis of Orléans.
The family of Victor-Emmanuel de Savoie arrived with umbrellas, due to the gloomy weather.
His widow Marina de Savoie hid her gaze behind sunglasses.
Their son, Prince Emmanuel-Philibert of Savoy, arrived with red eyes, in the company of his wife, the actress Clotilde Courau.
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Now queen de jure - a Latin expression often used for dethroned royal houses, whose lineage passes the torch but does not really reign - the actress closely followed their daughters Vittoria, 20 years old, and Luisa, 17 years old.
Emmanuel-Philibert recently expressed the wish to abdicate "when the time comes, in ten or fifteen years perhaps", for the benefit of his eldest daughter.
After his funeral, his father Victor-Emmanuel of Savoy, a controversial personality who experienced multiple scandals, will rest in the basilica of Superga, his family's necropolis, near the Piedmontese capital.