It was in 1895 that Princess Helene of Orleans and the Duke of Aosta were married at Twickenham, and they now reside at Turin with their two sons. The Duchess, who is one of the most beautiful and accomplished women in
Europe, is a popular figure both in this country and Italy. She was a great favour-ite with the late Queen Victoria and King Edward, while it is well known that Queen Alexandra has a warm affection for her. The Duchess was born in this country, and it was at Twickenham that she met the Duke, who was then heir-presumptive to the Italian throne. His prospect of becoming King of Italy vanished, however, when Prince Umberto was born. Probably no princess in Europe takes a greater interest in philanthropic work than the Duchess, who spends many hours each week visiting hospitals, reading to the sick, and cheering them with gifts of fruit and flowers. She is also a keen sportswoman, has shot big game with her husband, and takes a great interest in aviation. Her elder sister, by the way, is the exiled Queen-mother of Portugal.
The Duchess d'aosta
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