SPAIN: Royalty Afloat

Two sailing vessels last week nosed into U.S. harbors, each bearing a cargo of throneless royalty from the same country. In Manhattan the 72-ft. gaff-rigged ketch Saltillo arrived from Nassau, skippered by strapping Don Juan de Bourbon y Battenberg, Count of Barcelona and 44-year-old Pretender to the Spanish crown. In Norfolk, Va. the four-masted training ship Juan Sebastian Elcano put into port with a crew of 72 midshipmen from the Spanish Naval College at Pontevedra, among them the Pretender's handsome son, Prince Juan Carlos, 20. It was the son who attracted most...

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