Marina, Princess of Naples
Princess of Naples;|
Duchess of Savoy (disputed)
Marina in 1969
12 February 1935|
|Spouse||Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (m. 1971)|
|Issue||Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice|
|House||Savoy (by marriage)|
|Father||René Ricolfi Doria|
|Mother||Iris Amalia Benvenuti|
Marina, Princess of Naples
|Reference style||Her Royal Highness|
|Spoken style||Your Royal Highness|
|Italian Royal Family|
Marina, Princess of Naples (Marina; née Ricolfi Doria; born 12 February 1935) is a Swiss-born water skier and the wife of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, only son and heir of Italy's last monarch: King Umberto II and his wife Princess Marie José of Belgium.
Marina Ricolfi Doria is the daughter of René Italo Ricolfi Doria (Cologny, 30 April 1901 – Geneva, 4 February 1970) and wife Iris Amalia Benvenuti (Pallanza, 14 January 1905 – Geneva, 10 September 2004), who owned a Swiss biscuit business. She has three sisters: Silvia, Nina and Alda, and one brother, Dominique.
In 1955 Marina Doria went to Florida and became a star attraction at the Florida amusement park Cypress Gardens. She was a water ski champion, winning world titles on three occasions to gain the titles of Women Tricks World Champion in 1955 and 1957, and Women Slalom World Champion in 1957. In addition, she won four consecutive overall titles in the European Championships from 1953 to 1956 and multiple national titles in her native Switzerland. In 1991 Doria was selected as member in the International Water Ski Federation Hall of Fame.
After an eleven-year engagement and against the wishes of the groom's father, her marriage to Vittorio Emanuele, then a banker and helicopter salesman, took place in Tehran on 7 October 1971, at the occasion of the 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire. They have one son, Emanuele Filiberto.
When her husband, Vittorio Emanuele, was allowed to return to his homeland in 2002, they moved from Switzerland to Italy.
- Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice (born 22 June 1972); married to French actress Clotilde Courau, with whom he has two daughters:
National dynastic honours
- House of Savoy: Honorary Knight Grand Chain of the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation
- House of Savoy: Knight Grand Cordon of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus
- Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 1st Class
- Castroan Royal Family of Two Sicilies: Knight Grand Cross of Justice of the Castroan-Two Sicilian Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
- Austrian-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Family: Dame of the Order of the Starry Cross
- Empire of Iran: Recipient of the Commemorative Medal of the 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire
- Montenegrin Royal Family: Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Danilo I
- Montenegrin Royal Family: Dame of the Order of Saint Peter of Cetinje
|Ancestors of Marina, Princess of Naples|
- Former European Monarchs, Claimants, Consorts, and Heirs. Angelfire.com. Retrieved on 26 July 2015.
- The titles of the Italian royal family are not recognized under the terms of the republican Constitution of Italy, but are often still accorded unofficially.
- Marina Doria. iwsf.com.
- wearing the order at the funeral of Crown Prince Otto
- Badraie. Badraie. Retrieved on 26 July 2015.
- Celebraciones de Persépolis 1971 – VII. Casaimperialdeiran.blogspot.com.es. 19 May 2012.
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Marina, Princess of NaplesBorn: 12 February 1935
|Titles in pretence|
Princess Marie José of Belgium
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Queen Consort of Italy
18 March 1983 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Kingdom abolished in 1946