SPAIN: Bourbons Never Learn

Infante Don Juan, third son of the late Alfonso XIII and heir to the inactive Spanish throne, let it be known last week that he was thinking of getting out his father's robes and reopening the monarchy for business. The reports came from Bern, where the 30-year-old, British-trained Prince of the Asturias lives with his Bourbon-Sicily wife, Princess Maria Mercedes. Like startled pigeons, the several versions of the news rose, fluttered, settled back.

Most sensational report came from the New York Times's Bern bureau, headed by unreliable Daniel T. Brigham. He reported an accord reached "in principle" between Don Juan...

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