SPAIN: Royal Standards Down

The House of Bourbon's golden fleur-de-lis dropped low last week. For days Generalissimo Francisco Franco's great yellow Mercedes-Benz, manned with chaffeur and aide, had waited in Lisbon to carry Don Juan to Spain. Juan had hesitated. Then suddenly, Franco's car was gone.

Inside Spain, ancient monarchist families painfully felt a new, hostile attitude. It was rumored that Jacobo Maria del Pilar Carlos Manuel Fitz-James Stuart Falco, Duke of Alba (Britain's Duke of Berwick), the Duchess of Medina Sidonia, the Duke of Medinaceli and others were fined a half million pesetas for signing a royalist manifesto. It was fact that Alba...

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