Monday, May 21, 2012

Beatriz & Maria Cristina stil get their dresses in Madrid

Infanta Beatriz (Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection)

Queen Ena and her two daughters, Beatriz & Maria Cristina, wearing matching coats.
Credit:  Marlene A. Eilers Koenig collection
May 21, 1932

Infanta Beatriz and Infanta Maria Cristina of Spain, the daughters of former King Alfonso, are still having their "gowns and dresses made by the Madrid shops with which they have always traded," the New York Times is reporting authoritatively.

Their mother, Queen Victoria Eugenia, has always "followed the Spanish custom of dressing daughters of the same approximate age as twins."  She has made arrangements "with their old shops for noble proxies to obtain dresses" and send them to Fontainebleau, where the Queen and her daughters now live.

Queen Victoria Eugenia prefers to buy her clothes in Paris.

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