The wedding day of Princess Maria del Pozzo della Cisterna, who married Amadeo, the Duke D’Aosta, the son of the King of Italy, in Turin on May 30, 1867, was marred by these events:

Her wardrobe mistress hanged herself.

The palace gatekeeper cut his throat.

The colonel leading the wedding procession collapsed from sunstroke.

The stationmaster was crushed to death under the wheels of the honeymoon train.

The King’s aide was killed by a fall from his horse.

The best man shot himself.

The couple did not live happily ever after.

(Reader’s Digest Association Inc, Mysteries of the Unexplained, p. 59; Roger L. Williams, Gaslight and Shadow, pp. 156-157)

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