SPAIN: Education of a King

At Madrid's Delicias Station one morning last week, a thousand ardent Spanish monarchists shouted a lusty welcome to 17-year-old Prince Juan Carlos de Bourbon, who arrived from Lisbon after spending a vacation with his exiled father, Pretender Don Juan. The train was ceremoniously brought into the station by the Count of Alcubierre, an amateur engine driver, while dukes and marquesas cried "Viva el Rey." Stern Franco police made no effort to interfere. The demonstration was enthusiastic but possibly a little premature: as Franco now sees it, 13 years must elapse before Prince Juan can become king (TIME, Jan. 10).


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