SPAIN: Brilliant Match

Seville prepared for Europe's most glamorous wedding of World War II—Dom Pedro d'Alcantara d'Orléans & Bragança was marrying Princess Esperanza Rocio de Bourbon-Orléans. Already the city was as jampacked with Portuguese and Spanish bluebloods (40 princes and princelings, without counting lesser aristocrats) as the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Sede at Christmas midnight mass. Most of them were royal refugees. Some, like the Count of Paris, Pretender to the throne of France, had come from Madrid. Others, like the widowed Princess Françoise of Greece (aunt by marriage of King George II), were war refugees. A few had journeyed...

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