A Royal Evening with the Crown Prince of Italy: Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia
I am extremely excited to report on our royal weekend with the Crown Prince of Italy, Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, which was filled with a VIP/Press Hour, public meet and greet, masquerade ball, photo shoot, and one of the largest blizzards in New York City!
I met our Crown Prince for the first time in person a week ago and immediately fell in love with him! Emanuele (as he asked me to call him) is intelligent, humble, fun, and down to earth. But don’t think that his life has been easy, having been born and raised in exile and having to deal with certain realities in Italy today!
Nevertheless, we began our regal event with a VIP/Press Hour at the Hudson Terrace Rooftop, entertaining nearly 90 journalists/press and a dozen members of the Savoia delegation in North America.
Then, the Crown Prince stepped onto the rooftop terrace for a meet and greet at 8:00pm, with hundreds of guests that had already amassed eagerly for his majesty! Meanwhile the greatest blizzard in the history of New York City was whipping up outside.
Hundreds of guests pressed into the rooftop, totaling about 500 and enjoying the newest brands of Illy coffee, the ice cream of L’Arte del Gelato, and the Carnival treats of La Masseria.
From 9:00-11:00pm, a live quartet by the name of Madkoi played live music; while the people’s tenor Michael Amante performed three songs for the Crown Prince.
We then opened the costume competition, which caused the static electricity to ignite! Finally, we turned to our raffle competition, at which time numerous of fun prizes were given to our lovely fans.
The Crown Prince was hosted by the Iroquois Hotel (part of Triumph Hotels), which also donated a raffle prize of a 2-night stay to the winner of the costume competition.
New York Costumes provided the costumes to MCs: Francesco Di Maio (Louis XVI) and Ornella Fado (Marie Antoinette).
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