Monday, March 21, 2016

Infanta Beatriz to wed cousin

March 21 1931

It is being reported in Spain that Infanta Beatriz, the 21-year-old daughter of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain, will soon announce her engagement to Prince Alvaro de Orléans-Borbon, the eldest of three sons of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Galliera, and Infanta Beatrice, formerly Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.   Prince Alvaro will celebrate his 21st birthday in April.

The couple are double second cousins, as King Alfonso and Prince Alfonso are first cousins, as are Queen Ena and Infanta Beatriz.

According to press reports, the couple have been "seen together frequently," and friends have declared that this is a "real love match."

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