Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Infanta seeks her jewels

January 26, 1935

Infanta Eulalia of Spain wants her jewels back, according to the New Times.  The aunt of former King Alfonso XIII has been unable to acquire a "wandering truckload of priceless royal jewels in Spain."  The Infanta has been living in "retirement for years, almost in poverty as compared with the style that her royal nephew and his immediate family maintain."
She owns one of "rarest collections of jewels in Europe," and was able to save it during the revolution.  The Spanin premier Azara, transferred the jewels to the Bank of Spain.
"Since then I have not learned much about them," said Infanta Eulalia.  "I got the services of an agent, but when inquired at the Bank of Spain he was told that no one knew where to find the jewels.  They are the gift of my mother and are worth several million francs."

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