Friday, November 6, 2015

King Alfonso in Berlin

November 6, 1905

King Alfonso XIII  made "his formal entry into Berlin today through the Brandenburg Gate" seated on the right of German Emperor Wilhelm II in an open carriage, reports the New York Times.

The carriage stopped at the gate, where Berlin's Mayor gave an address of welcome to the 19-year-old Spanish monarch.  King Alfonso offered his thanks for the kind remarks.

The two sovereigns were driven down the length of the Unter den Linden to the palace.  Troops lined the road on both sides.

King Alfonso and Emperor Wilhelm II were cheered by the large crowds,.

Tonight, King Alfonso XIII is the guest of honor at an official dinner at the palace.

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