New York, New York (PRWEB) January 11, 2006
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Emmanuel Philibert and Princess Clotilde of Savoy, the Prince and Princess of Venice, paid a 48 hour visit to New York City, arriving Friday afternoon, December 9th, and leaving Sunday evening, December 11th. They participated in events organized by the American Delegation of Savoy Orders and its independent charity, the American Foundation of Savoy Orders.
At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, December 10, the Prince and Princess, accompanied by Carl Morelli, the Delegate for the Savoy Orders in North America, paid an emotional visit to Ground Zero at the World Trade Center. They were given a VIP tour of the site, pausing at different parts of the immense space once occupied by the twin towers. To pay his respects, the Prince placed a memorial wreath at the Victims’ Family Center to commemorate the tragic loss of life on 9/11, which included the loss of over 90 Italians. The Prince expressed how profoundly touched he was by the scope of the physical devastation and tragic loss of life whose impact would never be lessened by the passage of time.
The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States of America and Canada, is part of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, among the oldest orders of chivalry in the world. Their origins and their principles, traditions and humanitarian goals, like those of Royal House of Savoy that has the hereditary right to confer them, date back a thousand years. HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel IV of Savoy, Prince of Naples, is son of the last Italian King, Umberto II who died in 1983, is the current Head of the Royal House of Savoy and is Grand Master of the Savoy Orders. His son, Prince Emmanuel Philibert, is the grandson of the late King and Grand Chancellor of the Savoy Orders.
Mira Zivkovich (212) 366-5409
Carl J. Morelli (212) 972-1100