circa 1912: Princess Marie Jose of Belgium (1906 - 2001), who was briefly queen of Italy in 1946 as the wife of King Umberto II. In June 1946, the Italian monarchy was abolished in favour of a republic. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1912:  Princess Marie Jose of Belgium (1906 - 2001), who was briefly queen of Italy in 1946 as the wife of King Umberto II. In June 1946, the Italian monarchy was abolished in favour of a republic.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)