His Royal Highness Prince Emanuele Filiberto: True Moments of Happiness

Crown Prince of Italy and Grandson of Umberto II, the Last King of Italy

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Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice is an Italian television personality, a member of the House of Savoy and the son and heir of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples. He is the only male-line grandson of Umberto II, the last King of Italy.

Hello, I'm Emanuele Filiberto, I'm the Prince of Italy. So the topic today is happiness, what is happiness? Happiness can mean a lot of things and also cannot mean anything because it comes from inside you. I have a very strange history because I was in exile, meaning I could not go into my country, my grandfather was the last King of Italy and in 1946 republic came and my family were exiled, so I was born outside of my country, and I was raised outside of my country, so this is a sad moment because you feel Italian and you cannot go in your own country, and there is this very big dilemma of love and hate for the country you really like. But in 2002 I was able to go back in Italy and perhaps this was the first real happiness that happened, trying to discover your own country when you're 32 years old, and having the maturity to understand the beauty that surrounds you, this is something I think wonderful. Then, in 2003 I married and I had my first daughter Victoria, then my second Louisa, and these are true moments, I think, of happiness, when the first time you can do business you can be successful in business, but I don't like the word create because they're their own creatures, but you finally are responsible of something very important. Much more than your business, much more than whatever, about two wonderful daughters, and this is the moment of real happiness, trying to make them grow, trying to, beginning to communicate and then teach them things, give them the right values. Enough values to after go into the world and do, they will do whatever they want, but I think with good value, which is the respect, which is love, which is all those words that today you can speak of, you can tell them, but they have real significance. So, this I think is the real happiness of my life, having my two daughters, seeing them grow, bring them hand to hand and bring them on the streets of growing and of intelligency, and of, yeah, trying to bring them, trying to give them enough values throughout their own life. Give them the curiosity to look around, to understand how it works, the respect of others, this is I think the true happiness, this moment in house of big laughs, of when you take the breakfast with them, and when you want put them to bed and they say, daddy I love you. This for me is the significant, the signification, I think you say similar, I'm Italian excuse me for my English, but of true love, and happiness.

Last Updated: August 19, 2023

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