SPAIN: Father Knows Best

When Spain's lean, ingratiating Prince Juan Carlos, 22, visited the U.S. in 1958, every political pundit and social gossipist hailed him as the man aging Dictator Franco had picked to some day become the King of Spain. All signs pointed that way. At Franco's invitation, he was in Spain studying at military academies while his father, Don Juan, 46, heir to the Bourbons and pretender to the empty throne, remained in self-imposed exile in Portugal. Only young Prince Juan Carlos dissented. "It is my father who is going to be "King," he insisted.

Last week there were strong signs that...

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