Thursday, July 16, 2015

Infante Juan's wedding date set

July 16, 1935

The wedding between Infante Juan of Spain, son of former King Alfonso, to his cousin, Princess Maria de las Mercedes of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, will take place on October 12 in Rome, reports the Associated Press.

Infante Juan, 22, recently completed "four years of training" in the Royal Navy. He is now studying law at university in Florence.  Princess Maria de las Mercedes is the daughter of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and his second wife, Princess Louise of Orleans.   She was named for Carlos' first wife, Infanta Mercedes of Spain, eldest sister of King Alfonso XIII, who died shortly after giving birth prematurely to a daughter, Isabel Alfonsa, in 1904.

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