September 5, 1938
It is the wish of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia that their son, the Count of Covadonga, once the heir to the Spanish throne, will be buried in Miami, with the rites of the Catholic church.
The Associated Press quotes the Count's secretary, Jack Fleming, who said tonight that the burial may take place to tomorrow in the mausoleum at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery. The secretary also said that he had received a cable from Alfonso, "concurring with the wish" of Queen Victoria Eugenia, regarding the desire for a Roman Catholic funeral.
The services, according to Mr. Fleming, "would be private" with only the late Count's friends in attendance.
Meanwhile, Miss Mildred Gaydon, the 25-year-old night club cigarette girl, who was in the car with the Count of Covadonga, when it crashed, is preparing a "legal defense for a manslaughter charge" in the operation of the automobile.