Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's a girl for Infanta Beatriz

February 14, 1936

Infanta Beatriz of Spain, who married Prince Alessandro Torlonia a year ago, gave birth to a daughter earlier today at the Anglo-American Hospital in Rome. 

The infant will be named Alessandra Vittoria.  

Infanta Beatriz's mother, Queen Ena, and Queen Elena of Italy, were present for the birth,  The Italian queen arrived at the hospital only a few minutes before Alessandra Vittoria's birth.

Prince Torlonia and his American-born mother, the former Elsie Moore, were also at the hospital. 

Both the "infant and the mother are said to be doing well," reported the New York Times.

Former King Alfonso XIII of Spain visited his daughter and granddaughter this afternoon only after his wife, Queen Ena, had left the hospital.   The two did not meet, and relations between the couple are said to be "extremely strained."

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