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Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia

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House  House of Savoy-Aosta

Name  Prince Duke
Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia
Born  13 October 1967 (age 48) Florence, Italy (1967-10-13)
Issue  Prince Umberto Prince Amedeo Princess Isabella
Father  Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta
Mother  Princess Claude of Orleans
Spouse  Princess Olga, Duchess of Apulia (m. 2008)
Parents  Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, Princess Claude of Orleans
Children  Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, Princess Isabella Vita Marina of Savoy-Aosta, Prince Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi
Siblings  Ginevra van Ellinkhuizen
Grandparents  Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
Similar People  Princess Olga - Duchess, Prince Umberto of Savoy‑Aosta, Prince Aimone - Duke of A, Princess Claude of Orleans, Prince Michael of Greece a

Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia

Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia (born 13 October 1967) is the second child and first son of Prince Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, one of the two claimants to the former throne of Italy. In 2006, his father declared himself Duke of Savoy and head of the House of Savoy; since then Prince Aimone has styled himself Duke of Aosta. However, because the headship of the royal house is disputed between his father and Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, he is still referred to as Duke of Apulia.


Education and career

Prince Aimone was born in Florence the second child and only son of Prince Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of Aosta and his first wife, Princess Claude of Orléans. Aimone attended the Francesco Morosini Naval Military School and Bocconi University. After he completed his education, Aimone worked at JPMorgan Chase in the United Kingdom. He also served a period in the Italian Navy's special forces (see Comando Raggruppamento Subacquei e Incursori Teseo Tesei). Since 2000, Aimone has worked in Russia as president of the Italian company Pirelli.

Engagement and marriage

Aimone's engagement to Princess Olga of Greece, daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, was announced in May 2005. Olga and Aimone are second cousins; both being great-grandchildren of the French pretender Jean d'Orléans, duc de Guise. They are also second cousins-once-removed, as George I of Greece is Olga's patrilineal great-grandfather and Aimone's great-great-grandfather. Several falsely reported wedding dates marked what was to become a three-year engagement. The couple finally wed on 16 September 2008 at the Italian embassy in Moscow, the city in which Aimone is employed. Their religious marriage took place on 27 September 2008 at Patmos.


Prince Aimone and Princess Olga have three children, two sons and one daughter:

  • Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta, born on 7 March 2009 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. On 9 March 2009, Prince Umberto was granted the title Prince of Piedmont by his paternal grandfather.
  • Prince Amedeo Michele of Savoy-Aosta, born on 24 May 2011 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. A day after his birth Amedeo was granted the title Duke of the Abruzzi by his paternal grandfather.
  • Princess Isabella Vita Marina of Savoy-Aosta, named in honor of Princess Isabelle of Orléans, born on 14 December 2012 in Paris, France.
  • Duke of Aosta

    On 7 July 2006 Aimone's father, Prince Amedeo, assumed the headship of the House of Savoy and the title Duke of Savoy, claiming that his cousin Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, had lost his dynastic rights when he married without the legally required permission of King Umberto II in 1971. Since then Aimone has used the title Duke of Aosta.


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