SPAIN: Pomp, Prayer and Protest

"He is obviously a man with a lot on his mind," explained a government official in Madrid. He was accounting for the solemnly noncommittal look on the face of King Juan Carlos I last week as he received the cheers of a crowd almost three times bigger than the one that had seen off Franco's funeral cortege the previous Sunday. Although Queen Sofia seemed to enjoy the adulatory crush of those gathered in Madrid's Plaza de Oriente, the King remained impassive. In the supportive presence of French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, West...

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