September 29, 1902 King Alfonso XIII's mother, Queen Maria Cristina, has remarried, according to sources in Madrid. The groom is said to be her Master of Horse, Count de la Esosecura. She was in love with the count even before her marriage to Alfonso XII, whom she married "at the command of her father."
The report of this marriage has "stirred" Madrid. The young king has "severely upbraided" his mother when he learned about her marriage.
In court circles, however, deny reports that the widowed Queen has remarried. No horsing around, perhaps?
This is based on a report in the Chicago Daily Tribune. The New York Times reports the story is false, according to a dispatch it received from London.