Sorry this photo is a little blurry MMBloggers, but it really shows the chic and panache of Queen Marie Jose of Italy in her prime. The Italian Royal family is not exactly the Tiffany of Royal Families but they still have a place in MM's heart. Marie Jose was born a princess of Belgium and married Crown Prince Umberto. Umberto's father was a little too friendly with Mussolini so the royal family was booted after a referendum chose a republic. The male members of the Savoy dynasty weren't even allowed in the country until recently.