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Prince Umberto of Savoy-Aosta (born 7 March 2009) is the elder male-line grandson of Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, and is in the line of succession to the disputed headship of the House of Savoy, which occupied the Italian throne until 1946, presumptive heir of both his paternal grandfather and father and also his distant cousins. He is named after the last king of Italy to reign, Umberto II.
Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia (born 13 October 1967) is an heir apparent to the disputed headship of the House of Savoy. He has used the title Duke of Aosta since July 2006 when his father assumed the title Duke of Savoy and headship of the royal house. Until then, he used the traditional title of the eldest son of the Duke of Aosta, “Duke of Apulia (Duca delle Puglie)”.
Aimone’s engagement to Princess Olga of Greece, daughter of Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, was announced in May 2005. The couple wed, after a three year engagement, 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. On 7 March 2009 his wife Princess Olga gave birth to a son named Umberto in Paris, France.
Princess Bianca Irene Olga Elena Isabella Fiorenza Maria of Savoy (b. Florence, 2 April 1966) married Gilberto Carbonello Tiberto Maria, Count Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga at San Giustino Valdarno, Tuscany, on 11 September 1988 and had issue:
- Viola Moreschina Nuschi Adec Nicoletta Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (b. Rome, 31 May 1991)
- Vera Clementina Verde Aimone Elena Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (b. Samedan, 18 August 1993)
- Mafalda Violante Giovanna Olga Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (b. Conegliano Veneto, 27 December 1997)
- Maddalena Smeralda Brandolina Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (b. Conegliano Veneto, 24 April 2000)
- Leonardo Amedeo Moreschino Sai Maria Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga (b. Conegliano Veneto, 5 October 2001)
Princess Mafalda Giovanna Shams Maria Fiorenza Isabella of Savoy (b. Florence, 20 September 1969) married firstly at San Giustino Valdarno, Tuscany, 18 September 1994 Don Alessandro Ruffo di Calabria-Santapau dei principi di Palazzolo (b. Turin, 4 November 1964), divorced without issue; Mafalda married secondly London 27 April 2001 Nobile Francesco Ferrante Carlo Napoleone, 5th Baron Lombardo di San Chirico (b. Milan 31 January 1968) and had issue:
Nob. Anna Egizia Maria Carla Chiara Benedetta Lombardo di San Chirico (b. Milan, 11 April 1999)
Nob. Carlo Ferrante Gennaro Antonio Francesco Lombardo di San Chirico (b. Milan, 28 January 2001)
Nob. Elena Maria Carlotta Claude Silvia Stefania Tommasa Vittoria Lombardo di San Chirico (b. Milan, 10 March 2003)
Princess Claude of Orléans (Claude Marie Agnès Catherine; 11 December 1943) is a French princess from the House of Orléans. She is the former wife of Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, a disputed head of the House of Savoy. Claude was the third Orleanist princess to hold the title Duchess of Aosta.