Ida Labia was the second daughter of Sir Joseph Benjamin Robinson, first baronet, who had married the Italian peer, Prince Natale Labia in 1921. labia had been appointed as the first royal minister plenipotentiary by the Italian crown to South Africa. The princess bore her husband two sons. Princess Ida inherited her father’s famous art collection of old masters and survived her husband (who had died in 1936) by twenty-five years as the Dowager Princess Labia (1936 – 1961). Princess Labia died (March 6, 1961) in South Africa.
She officiated at the official opening of the Labia Theatre in 1949.
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