Spain: The Succession

After the last toasts were gulped and the last paso dobles played in Athens, Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and his new wife, the former Princess Sophie of Greece, went aboard the yacht Eros, put at their service by Shipping Tycoon Stavros Niarchos, and sailed away on a long honeymoon. But when the honeymoon is over, what will the prince do? More than any event in years, the royal wedding revived speculation about the future of the Spanish monarchy — and about the man who will succeed Francisco Franco.

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