This post was removed by the Belmont Historical Society. I declare Belmont a city with no history.
I just posted this on the facebook Davina Hurt who was the Mayor of Belmont, and is heading there again.
In 2011 I was in touch with a member of the Sharon Family and a member of the Fermor-Hesketh family about reviving the Sharon Family reunion at the Palace Hotel, that was built by William Ralston ‘The Man Who Built San Francisco’. He lived in the Belmont home of Count Leonetto Cipriani, who turned down a coupe of crowns. Napoleon 111 was considering invading California and making it a French colony. My kin, John and Jessie Fremont, stopped him – and Maximilien von Habsburg. In July, the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Santa Barbara. Hence, all their titles and honors have been taken from them. I had a vision of European Royalty staying in Belmont, then taking…
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