Italian royals meet debutantes

Prince Emanuele Filiberto, grandson of Italy's last king, and his wife, actress Clotilde Courau, attended a debutante ball in Torino, Italy on March 13. (Sorry, the photo originally published with this post has expired.)

The prince who dances AND sings

Italian prince Emanuele Filiberto — grandson of Italy's last monarch, King Umberto II — obviously likes to keep busy. Last year he participated in the TV show "Ballando Con Le Stelle" (Dancing With the Stars) and won. Then he ran for European parliament. Now he is a contestant at the Festival di Sanremo (Sanremo Music Festival).

Here's a video of the prince performing the song "Italia Amore Mio," which he reportedly wrote himself. According to Wikipedia, he was eliminated in the first round of voting but was later "saved" and continues as one of the contestants.

Prince wins TV dance competition!

Italian prince Emanuele Filiberto and his dance partner, Natalia Titova, were chosen as the winners of the TV show "Ballando Con Le Stelle" (Dancing With the Stars)! And in the clip below, you can see why. (This is for you, Lucy!)

The prince is the grandson of Italy's last monarch, King Umberto II. I'll post more videos and photos from the show's finale on the News page later today.

2013 UPDATE: Sorry, the video originally posted here is no longer available.

The Bachelor prince

I've been receiving email about this:
Meet Prince Lorenzo Borghese, the new 'Bachelor'

According to this article, Prince Lorenzo Borghese "is the son of Prince Francesco and Princess Amanda Borghese… His paternal ancestors include Pope Paul V (Camillo Borghese) and Cardinal Scipione Borghese."

He does not appear to be a member of the former Italian royal family.

Wikipedia has more info on the Borghese family.

You can read about Italian titles of nobility here.

For news, books, and links about Italy's former royal family, see's Italian Royalty page.

UPDATE: To clarify, he is really a prince, but this is a title of nobility, not a royal title. The links above will help explain his title and family background.