Thursday, October 1, 2015

Prince of Asturias not engaged

October 1, 1930

The Captain General's Office in Barcelona today "denied rumors" of an engagement between the Prince of Asturias and Princess Maria Esperanza of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, according to the New York Times.  The Princess' father,  Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, is the Military Governor of Barcelona.

Reports of an impending engagement between the heir to the Spanish throne and Princess Maria Esperanza have been "current for more than a year."  The rumors were recently revived when the Prince of Asturias, recently recovered from illness, and his trip to Barcelona a few days ago.

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