Friday, December 16, 2011

Infanta Eulalia defies the King

December 15, 1911

Infanta Eulalia of Spain is the main topic of conversation in European court circles, reports the Los Angeles Times, due to her defiance of her nephew, King Alfonso XIII.

The Infanta is known for her "unconventional views," and has recently completed work on a book, The Thread of Life.  The King has ordered the Infanta to stop the publication of book.

Infanta Eulalia replied by telegram, and told the king that "she would not do as ordered, and also announced that she would sell her estates in Spain and live in privacy for the rest of her life."

The book "deals mostly with morality."  It was written in French and Eulalia's views are "given in full." She supports divorce and believes in equality for women."

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