Friday, March 7, 2014

Ena meets son's wife for first time

March 7, 1934

It was the Count of Covadonga's illness that has brought together his wife, Edelmira, and his mother, former Queen Victoria Eugenia, of Spain together for the first time.

Alfonso, the former Prince of Asturias, and eldest son of King Alfonso XIII, renounced his rights to the throne when he married a Cuban commoner, Edelmira Sampedro, last year. 

According to the Associated Press, today's meeting took place in a Paris hotel room "beside the bed" where the young Count "lay ill with grippe."

Queen Ena was accompanied by her two daughters, Infantas Beatriz and Maria Cristina.  She spent some time in the room with her son and his wife, who has been nursing the Count.

He is said to be "on the road to recovery."

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