Geneva, october 30th, 2021
On the occasion of the General Chapter of Dynastic Orders, the Master Knight Franco Mariani, accompanied by fellow brother Pasquale Alessandro Griesi donated to H.R.H. Prince Vittorio Emanuele a reproduction of the Royal Crown as expressly described by the Royal Decree 1 January 1890
The project, which came to fruition in 2019 in the Vicariate of Monza and Brianza, was then completed and entirely funded by Master Mariani in person who intended to pay homage to the dynasty that united the homeland.
H.R.H. Prince Emanuele Filiberto symbolically welcomed the gift on behalf of himself and presented him a with letter from the Duke of Savoy.
The Grand Master Prince in his writing wished to thank Master Mariani for all that he had done and expressed the desire that the Royal Crown while remaining in the full ownership of the Royal house, shall return to Brianza to be displayed, as a permanent loan, in the Royal Villa of Monza. As a sign of the closeness of the royal house to Lombardy and the one who crafted the work.