PORTO ROTONDO, SARDINIA — Britain`s Prince Charles and Princess Diana, beginning a 17-day tour of Italy, were welcomed by thousands of cheering, flag-waving Sardinians Friday, April 19,1985
“The crowds were great,“ said Victor Chapman, assistant press secretary to Queen Elizabeth II. “We did not know whether there would be people on the streets, but there were thousands of them.“
The royal couple`s cruise will end in Venice May 5. The only official engagements will be in Rome next weekend when they lunch with President Sandro Pertini and meet Prime Minister Bettino Craxi.