Another #Malta #noble
attending a #ball
at the #royal #court
Have a guess if this is a male or female ?
The story goes “The Barone and Baronessa Ciantar Paleologo di San Giovanni and their daughter Helena were invited with their Milanesi cousins to a ball at the Royal Palace in Caserta . On the morning of the ball , the young Helena was taken ill and could not attend the ball . The Baroness , having had a fine gown made specially for her daughter for the occasion, decided to take her teen aged son Giuseppe to the ball , wearing his sister's clothes . At the ball , King Ferdinand danced several times with the youth wearing his sister's gown . Sua Maesta made improper suggestions and Giuseppe reported to his mother . The Baroness informed Don Nicola who was the father in law of her cousin Teresa Milanesi dei Conti Ciantar Paleologo.Cav. Don Nicola dei Marchesi de Torres a high dignatory at the court o informed His Majesty . The King roared with laughter and requested that the San Giovanni's returned to court the following morning to have the court painter paint two paintings of young Giuseppe , one for The King and one for the family , who brought it to Malta . The above painting is the family copy of Giuseppe , who later inherited the title , wearing his sister's ball gown for The Royal Ball , sometime in the 1850's ”.
by a #descendant
#ohmymalta #maltagenealogy #maltesenobility #lovemalta #ancestors #ciantarpaleologo #royalty