There was a time when Kings and Queens ruled many European countries. Italy was no different. And as Kings have done, they have had their dalliances. The King of Italy had a son by one of the Queen’s servants. It was a hush-hush event among the Royal House occupants.
When the child was six years old, it was apparent who his father was. He had the eyes and hair the color of the King. When confronted, the King admitted that he had fathered the child. The Queen set aside rooms for the mother and child, which resulted in isolating them from the Court.
When the child was 14, there was no longer any doubt about who his father was, for he was a clone of his father. The Queen could no longer isolate the boy and his mother. Her solution was to send them away. This the King didn’t like; he was fond of the boy.
In conversation with his advisor, they hatched a plan. The latest news concerned the war in America between the Americans and England. The King and his advisor suggested that the King establish rapport with the Americans, and perhaps he could delay the child’s departure.
The King thought this was a great idea. If he could delay the boy’s departure until he at least reached the age of 18, it would give him time to provide for the boy and satisfy his Queen’s desire to have the boy gone.
The plan worked out exceeding well. The King informed the Queen that he had made arrangements to send the boy to the Americas as soon as England’s war was over.
When America won their independence, and the war was over, the Queen wanted the boy gone. The King and his advisors developed another plan. The King told the Queen he had to provide for the boy in America. If he didn’t do that, they would be ostracized among their peers, The Kings, and Queens, who shared a comfortable friendship. The Queen agreed, but she wanted to see the plans the King had for the removal of the boy.
The King met with his advisors for the third time. The resulting plan involved:
Constructing a home that reflects the boy’s royalty.
Providing sufficient wealth to keep the boy.
When the boy was 18, they had accomplished everything. The land was purchased, and a home was built according to plans drawn up by the King’s architect. The King made one change, he wanted a room attached to the house to house a carriage and rooms above for a servant.
With this being finished, the King and the boy, now a young man, traveled to America. There were the usual pomp and circumstance associated with a person of nobility visiting the new government. While on this trip, the King showed his son the home he had built for him. It was a beautiful home, built like an extension of the Palace in Italy. By this time, the child knew who his father was, and the Queen wanted him out of Italy. Rumors run rampant in the King’s household and among those who live in the villages surrounding the Palace.
The young man was no dummy, and he insisted on an allowance and someone to take care of the house. The King agreed to his requests. Funding was decided upon, partly paid in silver and gold and part in the currency the new country, the United States of America, coins of gold.
The young man and King returned to Italy. The Queen wasn’t happy to see the young man. The King told her he returned to gather his belongings and hire someone to take care of his house. The Queen didn’t believe him and took it upon herself to outfit the young man with clothes and hired someone to take care of his home. The King was satisfied.
On the day the young man was to leave, the King gave him a ring with a royal crest. This was to remind the young man who he was and who his father was.
When the young man reached the age of 20, the King invited him to visit Italy. He had a surprise for him. The surprise became his wife. The couple returned to America and began the family known as Carignano.