The monarch -- known as "sciaboletta", or small sabre, due to his stature -- abdicated the throne in 1946 in favour of his son Umberto II
in a vain effort to avert a plebiscite to decide whether Italy should remain a monarchy or become a republic.
1 TV pioneer John Logie Baird died 2 King Umberto II
of Italy was forced to abdicate after just 35 days on the throne 3 Boxer Freddie Mills was beaten by Gus Lesnevich 4.
A Umberto II
B Riccardo II C Guillermo II D Giuseppe II QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: Which channel separates Norway from Denmark?
Once the residence of King Umberto II
of Italy, who lived in Portugal from the 1950s to the 80s, its classical style and sophisticated terrace fit perfectly with the surrounding area.
All these temptations made Estoril the favorite destination for exiled kings, perhaps most prominently King Umberto II
, who spent 37 years in exile before he died in Geneva.
In 1983 ex-King Umberto II
bequeathed it to the late Pope John Paul, the predecessor of Pope Benedict XVI.
t was by the The relic was then bequeathed to the Pope by former King Umberto II
of Italy, on his death in 1983.
In which country was the reigning king, Umberto II
, deposed in 1946?
There were the two neighbouring mansions where the former king of Italy Umberto II
and our own Edward VIII lived in exiled splendour, now transformed into a five-star hotel.
A A public house B A gentlemen's club C A gambling den D A coffee shop QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: Umberto II
was the last king of which European country?
King Umberto II
of Italy abdicated after just 35 days on the throne 3.
In 1983, the former King Of Italy, Umberto II
, bequeathed it to the late Pope John Paul.