Foreign News: Dowager's Dowry

Proudest of the ex-Kings is Alfonso XIII of Spain. Though the world is welcome to the knowledge that haemophilia taints his family's blue blood, nobody must suspect that he is financially strapped. When Alfonso broke the engagement of his daughter Beatriz to her cousin Prince Alvaro d'Orléans (TIME, Nov. 16), he publicly announced that it was because she was a carrier of the dreaded disease. Not so proud was eccentric Infanta Eulalia, Prince Alvaro's grandmother. "Ridiculous!" she snapped. "Absurd! King Alfonso is not opposed. . . . We simply have been unable to...

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