Friday, August 6, 2010

Baptism for Alfonso's granddaughter

August 6, 1936

The baptism of the newborn daughter of the Prince and Princess of Asturias will take place tomorrow at the parish church of Notre Dames des Pins in "the strictest privacy," according to the New York Times.
The infant's grandfather, former King Alfonso XIII of Spain, will not be able to attend as he is still in Czechoslovakia.
The infant's great-grandmother, the Countess of Caserta, will attend, as well as the baby's grandmother, the former Queen Ena of Spain; Infanta Maria Cristina, the Infanta Beatriz and her husband, Prince Torlonia; Infante Carlos and Infanta Luisa, the parents of the Princess of Asturias; Princess Dorothea of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Princess Louis of Orleans, Princess Pia of Orleans, Princess Gennaro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Prince and Princess Rainieri of Bourbon-Two Scilies.
Although it is "openly stated" that the Prince of Asturias, who is Alfonso's third son, Has recently returned from Pamplona, although he denies having given any interviews, and family members "declare they have no knowledge" of the Prince's "having crossed the Spanish frontier."

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