45: Smoking, drinking and gentlemen’s sports in pictures by Princess Marianne

“In addition to a good drop, also the cigar is attributed to men, although this was much more the case in my father’s days than it is today. You can see him in the picture above, smoking a good Havana with his father-in-law, his brother-in-law and the Crown Prince of Egypt. 

Also cigarettes were much more part of everyday life, such as the cigarette in the mouth of the Spanish Crown Prince Juan Carlos while he placed a candlestick on the roof of Prince Metternich’s car in Sayn.”

The last series of pictures in this room show once again how great and varied “Mamarazza’s” interest in sports was. In addition to the racing drivers Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda and Jochen Maas, depicted here in Monte Carlo with David Niven, you can also see the golfer Jack Nicklaus and the young tennis hero Boris Becker, framed by his coach Ion Tiriac and Princess Gloria of Thurn and Taxis.