Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alfonso sends message to President Taft

April 19, 1912

King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain have sent the following cablegram to American President William Taft," according to the New York Times.

"We have learned with profound grief of the catastrophe to the Titanic, which has plunged the American Nation in mourning.  We send you our sincerest condolence and wish to assure you and your Nation of the sentiments of friendship and sympathy we feel toward you."

The King and Queen also sent a similar telegram to King George V and Queen Mary.

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