Friday, March 20, 2009

Beatriz to wed cousin

March 20, 1931

"Well-informed circles" told the Associated Press today that the engagement between Infanta Beatriz of Spain and Prince Alvaro of Orleans-Borbon will soon be announced. Beatriz, 21, and Alvaro, 20, are double second cousins. Beatriz's mother, Queen Ena, and Alvaro's mother, Princess Beatrice, are first cousins, as are King Alfonso XIII and Prince Alfonso, who is also an Infant of Spain.
Prince Alvaro is an aviation enthusiast, and "flies his own plane." The AP also reports that King Alfonso will bestow the title Infante on Prince Alvaro after the engagement is announced.

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