May 17, 1935
Young King Peter of Yugoslavia is "beginning to think for himself," reports the New York Times.
His great-aunt, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, recently visited her sister, Dowager Queen Marie, the grandmother of the 12-year-old King. The conversation "turned on the Spanish revolution" and King Alfonso's exile from the country.
Peter asked "What is a revolution?" Infanta Beatriz, a bit embarrassed, responded by saying that a "revolution was a kind of madness that attacked peope and drove them to irresponsble actions."
"And it was during a revolution that the Spanish people drove out their king?" Peter asked. "Why did they do that?
Infanta Beatriz, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, replied: "As I told you, because they were mad."
King Peter thought for a few minutes about Aunt Beatriz's remarks and then said: "It seems to me that there is something wrong in what you say. I think that if people drive away a king he must have done something he should not have done."