Duke D’Aosta was the second eldest son of the king of Italy. He met Princess Donna Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo while he was traveling through the country, and within months they were engaged to be married. It was a match made in heaven, despite strong objections from his father (who believed the princess to be insufficient rank), and no expense was spared for the marriage arrangements. Unfortunately, the wedding didn’t turn out… quite like everyone hoped.
To start with, the best man shot himself. This was followed by the gatekeeper slitting his own throat, and the wardrobe mistress hanging herself. Why these people chose to end their lives in such a dramatic fashion is not clear, but it appears they did not approve of the nupitals. The military official leading the procession then suffered from sunstroke, though he fared slightly better than the stationmaster, who was mangled to death after falling into the gears of the honeymoon train. Oh, and the king’s aide died after getting thrown from his horse.
From the little that has been written about the couple, it seems they did not have a happy marriage.