Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Alfonso: no estrangement

January 28, 1911

The head of the Spanish Legation in Washington, D.C., Minister Rieno has denied emphatically that there is disharmony between King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia. This denial is in response to stories appearing in the American press, Minister Rieno says his denial is based on "personal knowledge" as well as information obtained in his "official capacity." He "asserts unhesitatingly" that the king and queen "enjoy the happiest relations." He believes that the rumors "have been set afloat maliciously by anti-dynastic influences."

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