Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia poses during the "Notti Sul Ghiaccio" (Stars On Ice) TV show photocall at RAI Studios on February 18, 2015 in Rome, Italy. His grandfather Umberto II was the last king of Italy. (Photos by Elisabetta A. Villa/Getty Images)
From the Daily Mail, photos of the beautiful, abandoned ruins of Italian villas.
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.)
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.
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 Royalty.nu News page later today.
2013 UPDATE: Sorry, the video originally posted here is no longer available.
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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 Royalty.nu'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.