This third entry on my fantasy Italian dinner party will be quick and sweet—kind of like dessert.
I met Mary Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, and her husband, Prince Philip Andrew Doria Pamphilj Landi (another mouthful of a name!), in Rome at the Palazzo Pamphilj, which is where, as I wrote previously, I also met the formidable Olimpia Pamphilj—Philip’s ancestor.
Prince Philip Andrew Doria Pamphilj Landri by DisdÈri, albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London
There isn’t a lot of information out there about this couple that I could find, but during a tour of the Palazzo, with an audio guide narrated by Prince Jonathan Doria Pamphilj, I learned that Mary and her husband were devoted to each other.