Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ena weeps as she moves to Fontainebleau

April 21, 1931

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain and her entourage arrived at Fontainebleau "to take up residence in this historic town," according to the Associated Press.  She will be staying at the Hotel Savoy.  The former queen "burst into tears as she left Paris" for her new home. 

"Here I am on my way again," she said.  "Leaving Paris is like leaving my second home."  

The town of Fontainebleau is said to be an "ideal residence' for Alfonso and Victoria Eugenia.  It is near Paris and "not too far from Spain" should circumstances change, and Alfonso is able to return to home.  But according to the local police, he will be living in a neighborhood "where he can be guarded more easily and the fear of assassination will not be ever present."

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