Wednesday, April 22, 2009

British royals in Spain

April 22, 1927

Although they are traveling in "strict incognito," the Prince of Wales and his brother, Prince George, "found Madrid much decorated in their honor, with flags flying from every balcony, upon their arrival today," according to the New York Times.
The two British princes were met at the station by King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia, and several Spanish government officials. The British Ambassador was also on hand for the arrival. The royal party traveled back to the Palace, where the Prince of Wales will be staying at the apartments of the Duke of Genoa. The prince and his brother immediately went by car to pay a call on Infanta Isabel and Princess Fernando Alfonso, who in Madrid, and after this meeting, the two British princes paid a casual visit to the Prado Picture Gallery.
The princes joined the Spanish royal family for lunch, apart from the two youngest royal children. Afterwards, the prince of Wales and Prince George witnessed a polo march at the Royal Polo Club.
Tonight, they are having dinner with the Spanish royal family.
Tomorrow, the Prince of Wales is expected to visit El Escorial. He and his brother are also going to meet with Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies and his wife, Luisa, and his 23-year-old daughter, Infanta Isabel Alfonsa.

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