SPAIN: Citizen Bourbon

Former King Alfonso XIII of Spain last week had the curious but pleasant sensation of becoming a citizen of his native country. He was made so by a decree of Generalissimo Francisco Franco himself. To the 52-year-old Alfonso, now living in Italy, were restored (so far as Insurgent Spain could do so) the rights he lost after he fled the country in 1931 and was "tried" in absentia before the Republic's Parliament. The Republic found him guilty of high treason, confiscated his properties, ordered his immediate arrest should he ever be caught in Spain...

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